Ground motion amplification factors for the proposed 2005 edition of National Building Code of Canada¹

Finn, W.D. Liam; Wightman, Adrian
April 2003
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering;Apr2003, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p272
Academic Journal
Presents a study that examined foundation factors in seismic codes to capture the amplification effects of local soil conditions on ground motions. Review of developments in categorizing site conditions for seismic codes; Analysis of approaches to foundation factors; Implications of the results for the proposed 2005 edition of the National Building Code of Canada.


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