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Appendix B

Model Validation Against Saguenay Earthquake

The plots in this Appendix document the model validations against the recorded motions of the Saguenay earthquake. Each modeler participating in the validation exercise provided horizontal acceleration time histories computed at nine Saguenay recording sites (Table 3-2). The acceleration histories were subsequently integrated for velocity and displacement. The time histories are shown in Figures B-1.1 through B-1.27. The recorded Saguenay motion and the synthetic motions are plotted for each recording station. The modeler, trace designation, and peak trace amplitude are listed to the right of each trace.

Spectra and acceleration durations were computed from the acceleration histories; velocity and displacement durations were computed from the integrated motions. The spectral accelerations are plotted in Figures B-2.1 through B-2.9 and the durations in Figures B-3.1 through B-3.27.

Three of the participants provided vertical motions. The vertical time histories, spectra, and durations are shown in Figures B-4.1 through B-4.27, B-5.1 through B-5.9, and B-6.1 through B-6.27.

For your convenience, the appendix is divided into six PDF files to facilitate downloading.  The size of the file, number of pages and figures contained within the file are noted:

File Length Figures
Time Histories (1.4 Mb) 27 pages B-1.1 to B-1.27
Spectral Accelerations  (494 Kb) 9 pages B-2.1 to B-2.9
Spectral Durations (1.0 Mb) 27 pages B-3.1 to B-3.27
Vertical Time Histories  (714 Kb) 27 pages B-4.1 to B-4.27
Vertical Spectra  (482 Kb) 9 pages B-5.1 to B-5.9
Vertical Durations  (942 Kb) 27 pages B-6.1 to B-6.27


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