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# Design Acceleration Response Spectra for Port-au-Prince

Brady R. Cox, Ph.D., P.E. The University of Arkansas Department of Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Seismic Design Workshop, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 18-19, 2010

Design Acceleration Response Spectra Required by Seismic Provisions in Building Codes IBC (2009) ASCE 7-05 .

Step 1: Locate Site Presidential Palace Hotel Karibe ASCE 7-05 .

2010) Maps Provided in the GIS Database Site Ss (g) S1 (g) 0.0 sec. f = 5 Hz) S1 = 1-sec Period Spectral Acceleration (T = 1.75 Hotel Karibe 2.Step 2: Determine Ss and S1 for “Rock” Conditions Spectral Accelerations with a 2% Probability of Exceedance in 50 years Ss = Short Period Spectral Acceleration (T = 0.7 ASCE 7-05 Presidential Palace 1.0 .6 0.2 sec. f = 1 Hz) Determined from PSHA by USGS (Frankel et al.

7 D C Presidential Palace 1.75 Hotel Karibe 2.0 .Step 3: Determine Site Classification Use the Seismic Site Classification Map Provided in the GIS Database Site Ss (g) S1 (g) Site Class 0.6 0.

Step 4: Determine Site Amplification Coefficients F = Si Fa Site A Amplification lifi i Coefficient C ffi i for f Ss S pg. 115 ASCE 7-05 Fv = Site Amplification Coefficient for S1 ASCE 7-05 .

6 g Fv = 1.0 Fv = Site Amplification Coefficient for S1 S1 = 0.Step 4: Presidential Palace F = Si Fa Site A Amplification lifi i Coefficient C ffi i for f Ss S Ss = 1.75 g Fa = 1.5 ASCE 7-05 .

7 g Fv = 1.3 ASCE 7-05 .0 Fv = Site Amplification Coefficient for S1 S1 = 0.Step 4: Hotel Karibe F = Si Fa Site A Amplification lifi i Coefficient C ffi i for f Ss S Ss = 2.0 g Fa = 1.

0 .3 1. Site Ss (g) S1 (g) Site Class Fa Fv SMs (g) SM1 (g) 0.6 0.5 1.7 D C 1.0 1.75 Hotel Karibe 2.Step 5: Determine SMs and SM1 Spectral Accelerations with a 2% Probability of Exceedance in 50 years Adjusted for Local Soil Conditions (Site Classification) Often Termed the Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCE) Spectral Accelerations pg 115 ASCE 7-05 pg.0 1.91 Presidential Palace 1.75 2.90 0.00 0.

00 0.75 Hotel Karibe 2.75 2.61 Presidential Palace 1.6 0.3 1.0 .17 1.33 0.90 0.5 1.7 D C 1.Step 6: Determine SDs and SD1 Design Spectral Acceleration Values Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCE) Spectral Accelerations Reduced by 1/3 pg 115 ASCE 7-05 pg. Site Ss (g) S1 (g) Site Class Fa Fv SMs (g) SM1 (g) SDs (g) SD1 (g) 0.0 1.60 0.91 1.0 1.

Step 7: Calculate Design Response Spectrum pg. 115 ASCE 7-05 Can neglect C l for f most structures (only for very tall buildings. > 30+ stories) .

2* 0 2*SD1 SDs T=1 0 T=3.Step 7: Design Response Spectrum Equations pg.0 T=1.0 T=3 0 TS= SD1 SDs . 115 ASCE 7-05 SDs SD1 PGA T0=0.

51 sec T=1.Step 7: Design Response Spectrum Presidential Palace SDs 1 17g D = 1.47g 47 Sa = 0.0 .17g SDs = 0.1 0 1 sec TS= 0.0 T=3.6g PGA = 0 0.2g T0= 0.

2 T= 0 2 sec ~ 2 stories T 1 sec T= ~ 10 stories Remember.Step 7: Design Response Spectrum Presidential Palace T 0. fso = Vb ~ W*Sa Refer to Code for More Details .

2g T0= 0.46 sec T=1.0 .61g PGA = 0 0.0 T=3.09 0 09 sec TS= 0.33g SDs = 0.53g 53 Sa = 0.Step 7: Design Response Spectrum Hotel Karibe SDs 1 33g D = 1.

Step 7: Design Response Spectrum Hotel Karibe T 0.2 T= 0 2 sec ~ 2 stories T 1 sec T= ~ 10 stories Remember. fso = Vb ~ W*Sa Refer to Code for More Details .

Comparison .

You Should Now Be Able to Calculate Acceleration Design Response Spectra A Anywhere h i in Port-au-Prince! P t Pi ! You Will Need to Study the Building C d t Codes to Determine D t i the th Details D t il of f the th Structural Design g .

Questions? .