Evaluation of amplification factors of soft soils through seismic response analyses

G. Biondi, Pierfrancesco Cacciola, E. Cascone

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Abstract

In the paper the results of 1-D equivalent linear seismic response analyses, carried out for different shear wave velocity profiles belonging to the soil category D of EC8, are presented. Accelerograms from a database of Italian weak and strong ground motion records were used. For each soil profile, soil amplification factors are evaluated as the ration between peak ground acceleration resulting from the analyses and the maximum acceleration of the bedrock input motion. The results are compared with the amplification factors suggested by EC8 and with data available in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
EditorsT. Koshuko, Y. Tsukamoto, M. Yoshimine
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages437-444
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780415556149
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Biondi, G., Cacciola, P., & Cascone, E. (2009). Evaluation of amplification factors of soft soils through seismic response analyses. In T. Koshuko, Y. Tsukamoto, & M. Yoshimine (Eds.), Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (pp. 437-444). Taylor & Francis.