Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

An attempt was made in this paper to present an upgrade of the seismic microzonation of a part of the Tirana City. Some results of the previous, complete study performed in the late 80-s were used in this paper. The new aspect of this study is related to the probabilistic assessment of the ground motion parameters. Using gridded seismicity methodology, the PGA and the uniform response spectrum at the base rock corresponding to the 475-years return period were estimated. Based on them, five acceleration time histories are selected, which are later used to assess the response of the geotechnical models that compose this part of Tirana City.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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An Upgrade of the Microzonation Study of the Centre of Tirana City

San Diego, California

An attempt was made in this paper to present an upgrade of the seismic microzonation of a part of the Tirana City. Some results of the previous, complete study performed in the late 80-s were used in this paper. The new aspect of this study is related to the probabilistic assessment of the ground motion parameters. Using gridded seismicity methodology, the PGA and the uniform response spectrum at the base rock corresponding to the 475-years return period were estimated. Based on them, five acceleration time histories are selected, which are later used to assess the response of the geotechnical models that compose this part of Tirana City.