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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Increasing Seismic Safety by Combining Engineering Technologies and Seismological Data

Editors: Mucciarelli, Marco, Herak, Marijan, Cassidy, John (Eds.)

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  • Case histories focused on less expensive techniques
  • Updated state of the art with reference to most recent experience in different countries
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The current state-of-the-art allows seismologists to give statistical estimates of the probability of a large earthquake striking a given region, identifying the areas in which the seismic hazard is the highest. However, the usefulness of these estimates is limited, without information about local subsoil conditions and the vulnerability of buildings. Identifying the sites where a local ampli?cation of seismic shaking will occur, and identifying the buildings that will be the weakest under the seismic shaking is the only strategy that allows effective defence against earthquake damage at an affordable cost, by applying selective reinforcement only to the structures that need it. Unfortunately, too often the Earth’s surface acted as a divide between seism- ogists and engineers. Now it is becoming clear that the building behaviour largely depends on the seismic input and the buildings on their turn act as seismic sources, in an intricate interplay that non-linear phenomena make even more complex. These phenomena are often the cause of observed damage enhancement during past ear- quakes. While research may pursue complex models to fully understand soil dyn- ics under seismic loading, we need, at the same time, simple models valid on average, whose results can be easily transferred to end users without prohibitive expenditure. Very complex models require a large amount of data that can only be obtained at a very high cost or may be impossible to get at all.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • The Use of Ambient Noise for Building and Soil Characterisation

    Pages 1-2

    Herak, Marijan

  • The Need for Standardized Approach for Estimating the Local Site Effects Based on Ambient Noise Recordings

    Pages 3-15

    Atakan, Kuvvet

  • Are Transients Carrying Useful Information for Estimating H/V Spectral Ratios?

    Pages 17-31

    Parolai, Stefano (et al.)

  • Basic Structure of QTS (HVSR) and Examples of Applications

    Pages 33-51

    Nakamura, Yutaka

  • Ambient Noise and Site Response: From Estimation of Site Effects to Determination of the Subsoil Structure

    Pages 53-71

    Chάvez-García, Francisco J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Increasing Seismic Safety by Combining Engineering Technologies and Seismological Data
Editors
  • Marco Mucciarelli
  • Marijan Herak
  • John Cassidy
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9196-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9196-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9193-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9194-0
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 382
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