Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) with local site effects for existing and new structures in Kazakhstan

  • Moon, Sung (PI)
  • Silacheva, Natalya (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Lee, Eunghyun (Co-PI)
  • Zhang, Dichuan (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Zhussupbekov, Askar (Co-PI)
  • Hashash, Youssef M.A. (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Kim, Byungmin (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Ku, Taeseo (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Kim, Jong (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Satyanaga, Alfrendo (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Kim, Robin (Other Faculty/Researcher)

Project: CRP

Project Details

Grant Program

Collaborative Research Program for 2022-2024

Project Description

The proposed project aims to evaluate the hazard and risk posed by earthquakes to structures in the southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan. The hazard and risk assessment will integrate probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) considering local site effects (deep soil deposits) with structural dynamic analysis through a multi-disciplinary approach including seismology and civil engineering. The anticipated outcomes of the project are to (1) conduct seismic microzonation; (2) develop depth-dependent site coefficients (Fa, Fv)and probabilistic seismic hazard maps; (3) perform liquefaction potential assessment; and (4) assess seismic vulnerability for structures in the southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan. Based on the risk assessment results, recommendations for the design and retrofitting of new and existing structures will be proposed to government authorities who deal with geotechnical/structural design and seismic risk reduction.
Effective start/end date1/1/2212/31/24


  • probabilistic seismic hazard assessment
  • liquefaction potential assessment
  • shear wave velocity
  • seismic microzonation
  • site response analysis
  • soil dynamic property
  • structural analysis


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