RES2020-25: Development of a New Attenuation Model for West Tennessee

Almost all ground motion models developed for Central United States exclude the Gulf Coast region. West Tennessee falls under the Gulf Coast region. Therefore, hazard maps developed for West Tennessee do not have an appropriate representation of the West Tennessee Seismic hazard. This research will develop a new attenuation model that will be appropriate for West Tennessee, which is the high seismic part of the state. This research will have a significant impact on hazard maps that will be developed for West Tennessee by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the code development agencies.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $134,955.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Memphis

    Memphis, TN  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Flores, Ty

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Memphis

    Memphis, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pezeshk, Shahram

  • Start Date: 20190801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744430
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES202025, 4010007219
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2020 6:04PM