Title: An Earthquake Scenario for the Microzonation of Sofia and the Vulnerability of Structures Designed According to the Eurocodes
Authors: PASKALEVA IvankaDIMOVA SilviaPANZA GiulianoVACCARI Franco
Citation: ICTP preprint no. IC/2005/083 p. 1-21
Publisher: The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC31381
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31381
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The study of site effects and the microzonation of a part of the metropolitan Sofia, based on the modelling of seismic ground motion along three cross sections are performed. Realistic synthetic strong motion waveforms are computed for scenario earthquakes (M=7) applying a hybrid modelling method, based on the modal summation technique and finite differences scheme. The synthesized ground motion time histories are source and site specific. The site amplification is determined in terms of response spectra ratio (RSR). A suite of time histories and quantities of earthquake engineering interest are provided. The results of this study constitute a “database” that describes the ground shaking of the urban area. A case study of experiment-based assessment of vulnerability of a cast-in-situ single storey, industrial, reinforced concrete frame, designed according to Eurocodes 2 and 8 is presented. Response characteristics, such as damage index and story drift are discussed for the purposes of microzonation.
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