Eurocode 8 Perspectives
from the Italian Standpoint Workshop
Edoardo Cosenza
editor



Foreword

GROUND CONDITIONS AND SEISMIC ACTION

Shedding Some Light on Seismic Input Selection in Eurocode 8
Iunio Iervolino, Edoardo Cosenza, Carmine Galasso

Evaluation of EC8 Site-Dependent Acceleration Response Spectra Using Strong-Motion Italian Records
Giuseppe Lanzo, Giuseppe Scasserra, YuQin Ding


CONCRETE BUILDINGS

Confidence in the Confidence Factor
Paolo Franchin, Paolo Emilio Pinto, Pathmanathan Rajeev

Confidence Factors and Structural Reliability
Fatemeh Jalayer, Ludovica Elefante, Iunio Iervolino, Gaetano Manfredi

Application of Bayesian Techniques to Material Strength Evaluation and Calibration of Confidence Factors
Giorgio Monti, Silvia Alessandri

Estimation of the In-Situ Concrete Strength: Provisions of the European and Italian Seismic Codes and Possible Improvements
Angelo Masi, Marco Vona

Elastic Period of Existing RC-MRF Buildings
Gerardo M. Verderame, Iunio Iervolino, Gaetano Manfredi

Revisiting Eurocode 8 Formulae for Periods of Vibration and their Employment in Linear Seismic Analysis
Rui Pinho, Helen Crowley

Asymmetric-Plan Buildings: Irregularity Levels and Nonlinear Seismic Response
Andrea Lucchini, Giorgio Monti, Enrico Spacone

An Updated Model of Equivalent Diagonal Strut for Infill Panels
Giuseppina Amato, Marinella Fossetti, Liborio Cavaleri, Maurizio Papia


Capacity Models of RC Members with Emphasis on Sub-Standard Columns with Plain Bars
Edoardo Cosenza, Gaetano Manfredi, Gerardo M. Verderame, Paolo Ricci, Giovanni De Carlo, Angelo Masi

Capacity Models of Beam-Column Joints: Provisions of European and Italian Seismic Codes and Possible Improvements
Angelo Masi, Giuseppe Santarsiero, Gerardo M. Verderame, Gaetano Russo, Enzo Martinelli, Margherita Pauletta, Andrea Cortesia

Retrofitting of Existing RC Buildings with FRP
Andrea Prota, Gaetano Manfredi, Giorgio Monti, Marco Di Ludovico, Gian Piero Lignola


STEEL AND CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Eurocode 8 Provisions for Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures: Comments, Critiques, Improvement Proposals and Research Needs
Federico Mazzolani, Raffaele Landolfo, Gaetano Della Corte


MASONRY BUILDINGS

Existing Masonry Buildings: General Code Issues and Methods of Analysis and Assessment
Guido Magenes, Andrea Penna

Seismic Behaviour and Design of New Masonry Buildings: Recent Developments and Consequent Effects on Design Codes
Guido Magenes, Claudio Modena, Francesca da Porto, Paolo Morandi

Knowledge of the Building, on Site Investigation and Connected Problems
Luigia Binda, Antonella Saisi

Structural Interventions on Historical Masonry Buildings: Review of Eurocode 8 Provisions in the Light of the Italian Experience
Claudio Modena, Filippo Casarin, Francesca da Porto, Enrico Garbin, Nicola Mazzon, Marco Munari, Matteo Panizza, Maria Rosa Valluzzi

Eurocode 8 and Italian Code. A Comparison about Safety Levels and Classification of Interventions on Masonry Existing Buildings
Antonio Borri, Alessandro De Maria


GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

Force-Based Pseudo-Static Methods versus Displacement-Based Methods for Slope Stability Analysis
Sebastiano Rampello, Francesco Silvestri

Soil-Pile Kinematic Interaction: New Perspectives for EC8 Improvement
Roberto Cairo, Enrico Conte, Giovanni Dente, Stefania Sica, Armando Lucio Simonelli

Performance-Based Design of Gravity Retaining Walls under Seismic Actions
Armando Lucio Simonelli, Augusto Penna

Performance-Based Design of Embedded Retaining Walls Subjected to Seismic Loading
Luigi Callisto, Fabio M. Soccodato