Harmonization of Seismic Hazard in Vrancea Zone: with Special Emphasis on Seismic Risk Reduction / Edition 1

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This volume summarizes the main findings of the NATO Science for Peace Project SfP-980468 Harmonization of Seismic Hazard and Risk Reduction in Countries Influenced by Vrancea Earthquakes. It addresses the problems of regional seismic hazard assessment, its application to the Vrancea zone that influences the territories of Romania, Bulgaria, and Moldova, and provides guidelines for seismic risk reduction in the target countries.

The contributions focus on key problems of the Vrancea area and related strong ground motion. The book covers a range of topics: from hazard assessment to site effects and microzonation, from protection of historical buildings to the study of the dynamic properties of the soft soils and paleoseismology.

Researchers, practitioners, experts, and students will benefit from reading this book and having it as a reference in the years to come.

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Romania’s Seismicity and Seismic Hazard: from Historical Records to Design Codes; D. Lungu et al.- Focal Mechanism Solutions for Vrancea Seismic Area; I. Sandu, A. Zaicenco.- Ground Motion Patterns of Intermediate Depth Vrancea Earthquakes: the October 27, 2004 Event; K.-P. Bonjer et al.- A Parametric Model for the August 30, 1986 Vrancea Earthquake; A. Zaicenco et al.- Estimation of the Recurrence and Probability of Vrancea Intermediate Depth Earthquakes; V. Ginsari.- Seismic Protection and Protection Against Demolition of Bucharest’s Historical Buildings; D. Lungu et al.- Seismic Microzonation of Chisinau: a Tool for Reducing Seismic Risk; V. Alkaz et al.- Relevance of H/V Spectral Ratio Technique for Bucharest City; B. Grecu et al.- A Contribution to the Assessment of the Seismic Vulnerability of Large Structures in Sofia City; I. Paskaleva et al.- Hybrid MS-BIEM for Seismic Site-response Phenomena. A Case Study of Sofia; P. Dineva et al.- Seismic Monitoring – a Contribution to the Sustainable Development of the Russe Region of Bulgaria; M. Kouteva, I. Paskaleva.- An Assessment of the Parameters Controlling Seismic Input for the Design and Construction of a High-rise Building: a Case Study for the City of Sofia; I. Paskaleva et al.- An Estimation of the Maximum Interstory Drift Ratio for Shear-wal Type Structure; G. Koleva et al.- Shake Maps of Strength and Displacement Demands for Romanian Vrancea Earthquakes; D. Lungu, I. Craifaleanu.- A Comparative Analysis of Accelerographic Records Obtained in the Republic of Moldova and Romania During the 1986 and 1990 Vrancea Earthquakes; I.S. Borcia.- An Assessment of Damage Potential and Building Performance Demands for Romanian Vrancea Earthquakes; I. Craifalean, D. Lungu.- Estimating an Upper Limit on Prehistoric Peak Ground Acceleration Using the Parameters of Intact Speleothems in Caves in Southwestern Bulgaria; K. Gribovszki et al.- MEMS-based Data Logger for Seismic Arrays and Structural Health Monitoring; R. Mohniuc et al.- Numerical Solution of an Elastic Wave Equation Using the Spectral Methods; A. Zaicenco, V. Alkaz.- A Comparison between the Provisions of Present and Past Romanian Seismic Design Codes Based on Required Structural Overstrength; I. Craifaleanu.
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