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 OJCE  Vol.3 No.3 , September 2013
Spectral Comparison of Real Spectra with Site Effects Included vs MOC-2008 Teorical Spectra for Guadalajara City, Mexico
Abstract:

Guadalajara city is the capital of the Mexican federal state of Jalisco. It is located close to the Pacific coast and is subjected to a large seismic risk. We present a seismic response study for some sites along the city. We calculated response spectra of shear-waves by using seismic records of actual earthquakes registered on rock and near the source as Green functions and propagated them trough a flat and horizontal layered media using a linear equivalent method to compare them with the response spectra calculated according to the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE) seismic design buildings Manual (MOC-2008, 2008) which is widely used as reference on construction projects in Mexico. Our results show that MOC-2008 manual underestimates the spectral amplitudes and frequency band for the response spectra.

Cite this paper: H. Lozoya, T. Reyes, A. Salazar, E. Mora and H. Leyva, "Spectral Comparison of Real Spectra with Site Effects Included vs MOC-2008 Teorical Spectra for Guadalajara City, Mexico," Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 194-201. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2013.33024.
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