Volume 8 Number 6 December 2010




1.  Seismic Engineering of Monuments (First Professor Nicholas Ambraseys Award Lecture)

    T.P. Tassios


2.  Displacement capacity of masonry buildings as a basis for the assessment of behavior factor: an experimental study 

    Miha Tomaževič and Polona Weiss


3.  Comparison Between Seismic Vulnerability Models and Experimental Dynamic Properties of French Buildings

     C. Michel, P. Guéguen, P. Lestuzzi, P.-Y. Bard

4.  Development of computing environment for the seismic performance assessment of reinforced concrete frames by using simplified nonlinear models
Matjaz Dolsek

5.  Nonlinear dynamic response of R.C. framed structures subjected to near-fault ground motions
Fabio Mazza, Alfonso Vulcano

6.  Ultimate Chord Rotation Of RC Columns with Plain Bars: some considerations about EC8 prescriptions
Gerardo M. Verderame, Paolo Ricci, Gaetano Manfredi, Edoardo Cosenza  

7.  Building Design Based On Energy Dissipation: A Critical Assessment
Chara Ch. Mitropoulou, Nikos D. Lagaros, Manolis Papadrakakis


8.  Hollow Bridge-Pier Properties For Response Spectrum Analysis
Fabio F. Taucer, Carlo Paulotto, Gustavo Ayala


9.  A Fast Method for Structural Health Monitoring of Italian Strategic Buildings
Ponzo, F. C., Ditommaso, R., Auletta, G., Mossucca, A.


10. Fuzzy control of piezoelectric friction dampers for seismic protection of smart base isolated buildings 
Osman E. Ozbulut, Stefan Hurlebaus


11. Experimental and analytical studies on the response of 1/4-scale models of freestanding laboratory equipment subjected to strong earthquake shaking 
Dimitrios Konstantinidis, Nicos Makris


12. Effect of Foundation Flexibility on the Seismic Response of Concrete Dams 
S. Saleh,  S.P.G. Madabhushi


13. A study on the effects of the foundation compliance on the response of yielding structures using dimensional analysis
Dimitris Pitilakis, Nicos Makris


14. Consistency amongst ground-motion predictions from the past four decades
John Douglas


15. Earthquake induced peak ground strains in the presence of strong lateral soil heterogeneities
Laura Scandella, Roberto Paolucci


16. From Regional- To Local-Scale Seismic Hazard Assessment: Examples From Southern Spain
Jorge M. Gaspar Escribano, Manuel Navarro, Belén Benito, Antonio García Jerez, Francisco Vidal


17. Wenchuan Earthquake of May 12, 2008, Mw = 8.0. Reconnaissance Report
Louise W. Bjerrum, Kuvvet Atakan and Mathilde B. Sørensen