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SCEC UGMS Committee Meeting

Conveners: C.B. Crouse and Christine Goulet
Dates: November 8, 2017 (10:00 - 15:45)
Location: SCEC Boardroom, USC, Los Angeles

SUMMARY: The SCEC Committee for Utilization of Ground Motion Simulations (or "UGMS Committee") is tasked to develop long-period response spectral acceleration maps for Los Angeles region for inclusion in NEHRP and ASCE 7 Seismic Provisions and in Los Angeles City Building Code. The maps would be based on 3-D numerical ground-motion simulations, and ground motions computed using latest empirical ground-motion prediction equations from the PEER NGA project. This project is coordinated with (1) the SCEC Ground Motion Simulation Validation Technical Activity Group (GMSV-TAG), (2) other SCEC projects, such as CyberShake and UCERF, and (3) the USGS national seismic hazard mapping project.

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10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introductions Christine Goulet / C.B. Crouse
10:15 - 10:45 Review Site-Specific MCER, DE & PGAM for S. CA using CyberShake & NGA West2 GMPEs (PDF, 1.7MB) C.B. Crouse
10:45 - 11:15 Roll-Out of Beta version of Look-Up Tool for Site-Specific MCER, DE & PGAM, comment period & schedule for official release C.B. Crouse / Christine Goulet
11:15 - 11:45 Future additions to tool (e.g., deaggregation data & broadband simulated acceleration time histories) (PDF, 956KB) C.B. Crouse / Scott Callaghan / Robert Graves
11:45 - 12:00 CyberShake validations against ground-motion data, adaptation to UCERF3, & future simulation efforts  Christine Goulet / Kevin Milner
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 13:15 Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GMSV) project on structural response summary (PDF, 472KB) Nicolas Luco
13:15 - 13:45 Project 17 & BSSC update on ground-motion provisions for 2020 NEHRP Provisions Charles Kircher
13:45 - 14:15 Update on USGS Urban Seismic Hazard Working Group: USGS proposal for regional S. CA geology  Morgan Moschetti / Art Frankel / Nico Luco
14:15 - 14:30 Break  
14:30 - 15:00 SCEC/UGMS studies to assist USGS Urban Seismic Hazard Working Group for 2020 NEHRP
15:00 - 15:30 Future SCEC/UGMS directions & collaborations with other SCEC groups and researchers  Christine Goulet / Attendees
15:30 - 15:45 Action Items & Tentative Dates for Next UGMS   
15:45 Adjourn C.B. Crouse / Attendees


UGMS Member Attending:
*Norm Abrahamson (PG&E)
*John Anderson (UNR)
Bob Bachman (R.E. Bachman)
*Jack Baker (Stanford)
*Jacobo Bielak (CMU)
C.B. Crouse (AECOM)
*Art Frankel (USGS)
Christine Goulet (USC)
Rob Graves (USGS)
John Hooper (MKA)
Marty Hudson (Wood)
Charlie Kircher (Kircher & Associates)
Nico Luco (USGS)
*Farzad Naeim (Farzad Naeim, Inc)
*Paul Somerville (AECOM)
*Annemarie Baltay (USGS)
Cairo Briceno (SEAOSC)
*Scott Callaghan (USC)
Josh Gebelein (SEAOSC)
Tran Huynh (USC)
*Ting Lin (Marquette)
Roy Lobo (OSHPD-FDD)
Phil Maechling (USC)
Allen Manalansan (LA City)
Kevin Milner (USC)
*Morgan Moschetti (USGS)
*Kim Olsen (SDSU)
Edric Pauk (USC)
Sanaz Rezaeian (USGS)
Andreas Skarlatoudis (AECOM)
Jonathan Stewart (UCLA)
Ali Sumer (OSHPD-FDD)
*Ricardo Taborda (Memphis)
Chris Tokas (OSHPD)
JQ Yuan (BSSC)

*Remote Participants