The paper illustrates the construction of abacuses for the semi-quantitative assessment of stratigraphic seismic amplification phenomena, applicable in the eastern Abruzzo region (central Italy). The abacuses provide three expected Amplification Factors (Fas): Fa(0.1-0.s), Fa(0.4-0.8), Fa(0.7-1.1), performed as the ratio between the integral of output and input, in the mentioned time intervals, considering the acceleration response spectra. The choice derives from the fact that these parameters are better correlated to the response of the buildings, characterised by their own different periods. To prepare the abacuses, a procedure was adopted that took into consideration the geological analysis of the area, the collection of all the available geophysical and geotechnical data, the choice of the seismic inputs representative of the seismic hazard, the identification of the main seismic stratigraphic sequences and the numerical analysis aimed at evaluating the Fa. The abacus consists of a series of tables prepared in order to take account of the stratigraphic variability in the area, as a function of the basic seismic hazard level and the vibration period interval to calculate the Fa. By knowing the stratigraphic and mechanical characteristics of the site and using the abacuses, the values of the Fa are obtained.

Construction of a Level 2 microzonation abacus to evaluate local amplifications for the peri-Adriatic area in the Abruzzo region (Italy)

Basi, M;Boncio, P;Pace, B;Tallini, M;Urbani, A;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The paper illustrates the construction of abacuses for the semi-quantitative assessment of stratigraphic seismic amplification phenomena, applicable in the eastern Abruzzo region (central Italy). The abacuses provide three expected Amplification Factors (Fas): Fa(0.1-0.s), Fa(0.4-0.8), Fa(0.7-1.1), performed as the ratio between the integral of output and input, in the mentioned time intervals, considering the acceleration response spectra. The choice derives from the fact that these parameters are better correlated to the response of the buildings, characterised by their own different periods. To prepare the abacuses, a procedure was adopted that took into consideration the geological analysis of the area, the collection of all the available geophysical and geotechnical data, the choice of the seismic inputs representative of the seismic hazard, the identification of the main seismic stratigraphic sequences and the numerical analysis aimed at evaluating the Fa. The abacus consists of a series of tables prepared in order to take account of the stratigraphic variability in the area, as a function of the basic seismic hazard level and the vibration period interval to calculate the Fa. By knowing the stratigraphic and mechanical characteristics of the site and using the abacuses, the values of the Fa are obtained.
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