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Title: Geotechnical Seismic Hazard Evaluation At Sellano (Umbria, Italy) Using The GIS Technique

A tool that has been widely-used in civil engineering in recent years is the geographic information system (GIS). Geographic Information systems (GIS) are powerful tools for organizing, analyzing, and presenting spatial data. The GIS can be used by geotechnical engineers to aid preliminary assessment through to the final geotechnical design. The aim of this work is to provide some indications for the use of the GIS technique in the field of seismic geotechnical engineering, particularly as regards the problems of seismic hazard zonation maps. The study area is the village of Sellano located in the Umbrian Apennines in central Italy, about 45 km east of Perugia and 120 km north-east of Rome The increasing importance attributed to microzonation derives from the spatial variability of ground motion due to particular local conditions. The use of GIS tools can lead to an early identification of potential barriers to project completion during the design process that may help avoid later costly redesign.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Catania, viale A. Doria no 6, 95125 Catania (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21148983
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1020; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2008 seismic engineering conference: Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria earthquake, Reggio Calabria (Italy), 8-11 Jul 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2963840; (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; AUGMENTATION; CIVIL ENGINEERING; DESIGN; EARTHQUAKES; ENGINEERS; EVALUATION; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; GROUND MOTION; HAZARDS