By Ezio Faccioli, Manuela Villani, Manuela Vanini, Carlo Cauzzi (auth.), Michael N. Fardis (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048187451

ISBN-13: 9789048187454

<P>Performance-based Earthquake Engineering has emerged ahead of the flip of the century because the most vital improvement within the box of Earthquake Engineering over the past 3 many years. It has due to the fact that then began penetrating codes and criteria on seismic overview and retrofitting and making headway in the direction of seismic layout criteria for brand spanking new constructions to boot. the USA were a pacesetter in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, but in addition Europe is an incredible contributor. Workshops on Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, held in Bled (Slovenia) in 1997 and 2004 are regarded as milestones. The ACES Workshop in Corfu (Greece) of July 2009 builds on them, attracting as participants world-leaders in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering from North the US, Europe and the Pacific rim (Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, China). It covers the full scope of Performance-based Earthquake Engineering: floor motions for performance-based earthquake engineering; Methodologies for Performance-based seismic layout and retrofitting; Implementation of Performance-based seismic layout and retrofitting; and complicated seismic checking out for performance-based earthquake engineering.

Audience: This quantity should be of curiosity to scientists and complex practitioners in structural earthquake engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, and experimental dynamics.</P>

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The variability of seismic input was also taken into account by considering an appropriate set of seismo- and spectrum-compatible natural records. The seismic input to be used for each case study was defined by means of a standard Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA). 2 1D Stochastic Ground Response Analyses The term “ground response analysis” is used here to refer to one-dimensional (1D) modeling of shear wave-propagating through a soil column. Such analyses are often carried out using equivalent-linear constitutive modeling.

Chennai Kancheepuram a) b) Fig. 1 (a) Position of Kancheepuram in the State of Tamil Nadu in Southern India; (b) Ekambareswara temple; the tallest Gopuram (57 m) built in 1509 AD at the Kancheepuram temple been considered. Epistemic uncertainty has been addressed through the adoption of a logic tree. The outcome of the PSHA at the site consists of uniform hazard spectra on stiff soil and level ground surface. Deaggregation analysis of PSHA results was performed to identify the controlling earthquake for the site.

The parameters (Tp =period=s=scale, γ =oscillatory character and ϕ=phase) of the Gabor and M&P wavelets that maximize the outcome of the extended wavelet transform given by Eq. 2. 2 for 183 strong motions is presented in Vassiliou and Makris [12]. 2 Parameters of the Gabor and M&P wavelets that maximize the extended wavelet transform of Eq. 47 S. 1 plus the Gabor and M&P wavelets defined by Eqs. 11) are obtained following the protocol defined in constructing Fig. 3. When matching each record, the wavelet with the highest matching index, e, takes 6 points the second best takes 5 points, all the way to the last matching index which takes zero points.

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