Earthquake Spectra: November Issue and Preprint Manuscripts

The November 2013 issue of Earthquake Spectra (volume 29, number 4) is available in print and online at, where you may browse the table of contents online for your favorite topics. This Spectra issue was mailed last week, and EERI members should receive it shortly if they haven’t already.

Earthquake Spectra, November 2013, coverThis Spectra issue is the second one led by Editor Jonathan P. Stewart (M. EERI, 1994) and Associate Editor Yousef Bozorgnia (M. EERI, 1986). Stewart is professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Bozorgnia is executive director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and adjunct professor of the Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials (SEMM) program.

Earthquake Spectra: Preprint Manuscripts

In late December and early January, ten preprint manuscripts were posted on the Earthquake Spectra website prior to their formal publication. The list of new preprint manuscripts, including authors, follows:

  • Earthquake Spectra “Practical Implementation of generalized force vectors for the multi-mode pushover analysis of building structures” by F. Soner Alıcı and Halûk Sucuoğlu (M. EERI, 1996)
  • “Local strengthening of RC structures as a strategy for seismic risk mitigation at regional scale” by R. Frascadore, M. Di Ludovico, A. Prota, G.M. Verderame, G. Manfredi, M. Dolce, and E. Cosenza
  • “Development of Earthquake Energy Demand Spectra” by Ahmet Anıl Dindar (M. EERI, 2010), Cem Yalçın, Ercan Yüksel, Hasan Özkaynak, and Oral Büyüköztürk
  • “Incorporation of Velocity Pulses in Design Ground Motions for Response History Analysis Using a Probabilistic Framework” by Ibrahim Almufti (M.EERI, 2011), Ramin Motamed (M. EERI, 2010), Damian N. Grant (M. EERI, 2008), and Michael Willford (M. EERI, 2009)
  • “Systematic ground motion observations in the Canterbury earthquakes and region-specific non-ergodic empirical ground motion modeling” by Brendon A. Bradley (M. EERI, 2012)
  • “A SSHAC Level 3 Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for a New-Build Nuclear Site in South Africa” by Julian J. Bommer (M. EERI, 1992), Kevin J. Coppersmith (M. EERI, 1985), Ryan T. Coppersmith, Kathryn L. Hanson (M. EERI, 2001), Azangi Mangongolo, Johann Neveling, Ellen M. Rathje (M. EERI, 1996), Adrian Rodriguez-Marek (M. EERI, 1999), Frank Scherbaum, Refilwe Shelembe, Peter J. Stafford (M. EERI, 2008), and Fleur O. Strasser
  • “Significance of Rotating Ground Motions on Behavior of Symmetric- and Asymmetric-plan Structures: Part 1. Single-story Structures” by Juan C. Reyes and Erol Kalkan (M. EERI, 2002)
  • “Displacement-based Seismic Design for Reinforced Masonry Shear-wall Structures, Part 1: Background and Trial Application” by Farhad Ahmadi (M. EERI, 2012), Marios Mavros, Richard E. Klingner, Benson Shing (M. EERI, 1985) and David McLean
  • “Displacement-based Seismic Design for Reinforced Masonry Shear-wall Structures, Part 2: Validation with Shake-table Tests” by Farhad Ahmadi (M. EERI, 2012), Marios Mavros, Richard E. Klingner, Benson Shing (M. EERI, 1985) and David McLean
  • “Loss Estimation of Tall Buildings Designed for the PEER Tall Building Initiative Project” by Nilesh Shome (M. EERI, 2000), Nirmal Jayaram, Helmut Krawinkler, and Mohsen Rahnama (M. EERI, 1998)
  • “Lessons from the Behavior of a Monitored Eleven-story Building during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake for Robustness against Design Uncertainties” by Zhe Qu (M. EERI, 2009), Hiroyasu Sakata, Saburoh Midorikawa (M. EERI, 1999) and Akira Wada (M. EERI, 1994)
  • “Analytical Seismic Fragility Analyses of Fire Sprinkler Piping Systems with Threaded Joints” by Siavash Soroushian (M. EERI, 2011), Arash E. Zaghi, Manos Maragakis (M. EERI, 1984), Alicia Echevarria, Yuan Tian (M. EERI, 2012) and Andre Filiatrault (M. EERI, 1986)

To read preprint manuscripts or browse the complete list of preprint manuscripts, visit the Earthquake Spectra website at