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Seismic prevention of damage : a case study in a mediterranean city

Author: Michele Maugeri
Publisher: Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press , ©2005.
Series: Advances in earthquake engineering, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The destructive earthquakes of Kocaeli and Duzce in Turkey exemplify the high seismic risk of the Mediterranean area, frequently shaken by earthquakes. This book summarises the results of a two-year  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Maugeri
ISBN: 1845640047 9781845640040
OCLC Number: 1035450777
Description: 408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Source characterization and seismic action Chapter 1: The sources of the two destructive earthquakes of 1693 retrieved by automatic inversions Chapter 2: Numerical modelling of the December 13, 1990, M = 5.8 Eastern Sicily earthquake Chapter 3: Seismic response from microtremors in Catania (Sicily, Italy) Chapter 4: Seismic response in Catania by different methodologies Part II: Site effects Chapter 5: Geology of the urban area of Catania (Eastern Sicily) Chapter 6: Geolithological features and site response in the town of Catania Chapter 7: Non-linear behaviour of sandy soil for the city of Catania Chapter 8: Site effects in the cultural heritage areas of the city of Catania, Part III: Vulnerability of physical environment Chapter 9: Vulnerability of physical environment of the city of Catania using GIS technique Chapter 10: Seismic response analysis of Monte Po hill (Catania) Chapter 11: Cavities and hypogeal structures of the historical part of the city of Catania Part IV: Soil-structure interaction Chapter 12: Experimental and numerical modelling of a scaled soil-structure system Chapter 13: Evaluation of the dynamic bearing capacity of a masonry building by means of a characteristics line method Chapter 14: A procedure for seismic design of retaining walls Part V: Vulnerability of buildings Chapter 15: A shell for the construction of knowledge bases aimed at assessing the behaviour of RC buildings under seismic actions Chapter 16: Seismic performance of a reinforced concrete building not designed to withstand earthquake loading Part VI: Seismic structural improvement of monuments and RC buildings Chapter 17: Methodology and techniques for seismic protection of the monumental patrimony Chapter 18: Seismic resistance of a reinforced concrete building retrofitted via base isolation Chapter 19: A systematic approach concerning the assessment and strengthening of reinforced concrete buildings of Catania city Part VII: Early alarm and vulnerability of infrastructure systems and urban road Chapter 20: SN-1 - The first Italian seafloor observatory for seismic monitoring Chapter 21: Seismic hazard evaluation for buried pipes crossing unstable slopes Chapter 22: Functional analysis of the urban road network in seismic emergencies: a GIS application on Catania city
Series Title: Advances in earthquake engineering, 14.
Responsibility: edited by Michele Maugeri.

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