Non-linear Behaviour of Sand Soil for the City of Catania

This paper reviews the principal results of a research conducted on the subsoil of the city of Catania, located in eastern Sicily (Italy). The results of the in situ and laboratory investigations are described and compared in order to provide a representative model of ground conditions of different zones in the city for realistic seismic scenarios response analysis. The investigation program was performed in seven different test sites of Catania in order to evaluate the variation of shear modulus and damping ratio with strain level and depth. Moreover, for sandy soil normalized laws are proposed in order to consider shear modulus decay and damping ratio increase with strain level.

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    WIT Press

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  • Authors:
    • Cavallaro, A
    • Maugeri, M
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 115-132
  • Monograph Title: Seismic Prevention of Damage: A Case Study in a Mediterranean City

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  • Accession Number: 01010638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640047
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2005 1:23PM