By Paola Monaco, Gianfranco Totani (auth.), Mohamed A. Sakr, Atilla Ansal (eds.)

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, in addition to their interface with Engineering Seismology, Geophysics and Seismology, have all made notable growth over the last 15 years, often as a result improvement of instrumented huge scale experimental amenities, to the rise within the volume and caliber of recorded earthquake info, to the varied well-documented case reports from contemporary robust earthquakes in addition to more advantageous computing device functions. one of many significant elements contributing to the aforementioned development is the expanding social want for a secure city surroundings, huge infrastructures and crucial amenities. the most scope of our e-book is to supply the geotechnical engineers, geologists and seismologists, with the latest advances and advancements within the sector of earthquake geotechnical engineering, seismology and soil dynamics.

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37. Also for this site, the results of surface wave tests are in good agreement with the other test data, but they provide more information on deeper layers. 5 MASW Results at Sites with Shallow Bedrock In the three sites of Bazzano, San Giacomo and Sant’Antonio (see Fig. 25), the preliminary geological survey suggested the presence of shallow bedrock; therefore only high-frequency active MASW tests were performed. The source of surface waves was an electro-mechanical shaker controlled by a function generator, generating a harmonic force in the frequency range of 5–120 Hz.

1 Geotechnical Aspects of the L’Aquila Earthquake 39 It must be noted that evidences of organic matter has been found in some of the tested samples. 2). The corresponding determination of Atterberg limits appear to be outlier values in the Casagrande chart (green symbols in Fig. 42). 2 Non-linear Stiffness and Damping Cyclic and dynamic torsional shear tests have been carried out at the Universities of Catania, Florence, Naples, at the Politecnico di Torino, and at ISMGEO laboratory, while Double Sample Direct Simple Shear tests were carried out at the University of Rome.

The reliability of this latter procedure is therefore not affected by the borehole, since the shear wave path from the source to the dilatometer blade includes a short path in the backfill of very similar length for both upper and lower receivers. 2 SDMT Results in the Aterno Valley SDMTs were carried out at five locations (Fig. e. in the first months following the 6 April earthquake. 30a shows the SDMT results in 26 P. Monaco et al. Fig. 29 Map with the location of the five sites investigated by SDMT terms of VS profile only (no DMT parameters) for two sites (L’Aquila and Pettino) where most of the subsoil was non-penetrable and the borehole backfilling procedure was followed.

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