Dynamic Maps for Seismic Risk Reduction and Effects of Soil Conditions

by Giuliano Augusti, Univ di Roma La Sapienza, Italy,
Antonio Borri, Univ di Roma La Sapienza, Italy,
Teresa Crespellani, Univ di Roma La Sapienza, Italy,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering

Abstract: In order to perform useful vulnerability and risk evaluations, it is essential to have at one's disposal an automatic procedure of elaboration which provides answers in real time as soon as data become available. Such a procedure has been formulated. It starts from the vulnerability indices and presents its results in the form of dynamic maps, i.e. thematic maps, typically drawn on a color display and therefore easily and quickly changed. In its current version, the procedure is formulated for use on a personal computer of the IBM-AT type. The procedure has so far been applied to a few small towns in Central Italy, and in previous papers several examples of the maps have already been published.

Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Seismic effects | Mapping | Soil properties | Seismic tests | Risk management | Computing in civil engineering | Automation | Structural dynamics | Italy | Europe

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