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The physical evaluation of seismic destructiveness

Benioff, Hugo (1934) The physical evaluation of seismic destructiveness. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 24 (4). pp. 398-403. ISSN 0037-1106.

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The problem of designing structures to withstand destructive earthquakes is not in a very satisfactory condition. On the one hand engineers do not know what characteristics of the ground motion are responsible for destruction, and on the other hand seismologists have no measurements of seismic motion which are sufficiently adequate to serve for design, even if the destructive characteristics were known. Consequently, engineers have been forced to proceed on an empirical basis.

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Additional Information:© 1934 Seismological Society of America. Received for publication May 26, 1934.
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Official Citation:Hugo Benioff The physical evaluation of seismic destructiveness Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America October 1934 24:398-403
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