Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/12181
Authors: Faccioli, Ezio* 
Pessina, Vera* 
Title: The Catania Project: earthquake damage scenarios for a high risk area in the Mediterranean
Other Titles: LE PROJET CATANE: SCENARII SISMIQUES POUR UNE ZONE DE HAUT RISQUE EN MEDITERRANEE
Issue Date: 19-Oct-1999
Keywords: building inventory
damage distribution
displacement limit states
earthquake scenario
ground shaking
seismic vulnerability
masonry buildings
reinforced concrete buildings
vulnerability index
Subject Classificationseismic risk scenario
Abstract: We summarise the features of the «Catania project», a comprehensive earthquake damage scenario study on the city of Catania (Southern Italy), hit by two M7+ earthquakes, and by some damaging ones, in one thousand years. Discussed first is the construction, via GIS, of deterministic ground motion maps for the main scenario event, incorporating a reliable geotechnical zonation map based on near-surface S-wave velocities. The characteristics of typical local buildings, and the assemblage of a general building inventory for the wholecity are described next, followed by the two methods adopted for assessing seismic vulnerabilty and estimating building damage: a statistical approach based on a vulnerability score assignment, and a more physical approach based on displacement limit states. Damage scenario maps to residential buildings obtained by the two methods are illustrated and discussed
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