A grid-based seismic hazard analysis application

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2010
Kocair, Çelebi
The results of seismic hazard analysis (SHA) play a crucial role in assessing seismic risks and mitigating seismic hazards. SHA calculations generally involve magnitude and distance distribution models, and ground motion prediction models as components. Many alternatives have been proposed for these component models. SHA calculations may be demanding in terms of processing power depending on the models and analysis parameters involved, and especially the size of the site for which the analysis is to be performed. In this thesis, we develop a grid-based SHA application which provides the necessary computational power and enables the investigation of the effects of applying different models. Our application not only includes various already implemented component models but also allows integration of newly developed ones.