Title: A Review of the Seismic Hazard Zonation in National Building Codes in the Context of Eurocode 8
Authors: SOLOMOS GeorgePINTO VIEIRA ArturDIMOVA Silvia
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC48352
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23563 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC48352
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Eurocodes, accompanied by their National Annexes with the Nationally Determined Parameters (NDPs), are envisaged to form the basis for structural design in the European Union. Convergence of the NDP values, where relevant, is a desirable objective, as this will lead to better harmonization. In this direction, for Eurocode 8 a review of the provisions regarding seismic zonation in the current National Seismic Codes has been undertaken. Differences in the way of presenting the seismic hazard (ground acceleration or intensity, constant value zones, contours, etc.) are identified, as well as cross-border inconsistencies. However, an overall tendency emerges towards progressively adhering to EC8 recommendations.
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