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Published: Građevinar 72 (2020) 10
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Geotechnics as an unavoidable segment of earthquake engineering

Mario Bačić, Tomislav Ivšić, Meho Saša Kovačević

Abstract

A broader overview of the role of geotechnics in earthquake engineering is given, and a set of practical examples of the quantification of geotechnical seismic indicators for construction of individual buildings is provided. An overview of oncoming changes to the current design standards for evaluating the effect the soil has on buildings in earthquake conditions is also given. Considering the level of seismic activity in Croatia, the need for adopting a comprehensive approach to seismic microzoning is emphasized, which involves a whole array of indicators, from lithological, engineering geological, and hydrogeological properties, and position of active faults, to identification of unstable slopes and zones of pronounced liquefaction potential, for which extensive geophysical and geotechnical investigations are required.

Keywords
geotechnics, amplification of seismic excitation, liquéfaction, landslide, seismic microzoning

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Bačić, M., Ivšić, T., Kovačević, M. S.: Geotechnics as an unavoidable segment of earthquake engineering, GRAĐEVINAR, 72 (2020) 10, pp. 923-936, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2968.2020

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Bačić, M., Ivšić, T., Kovačević, M. S. (2020). Geotechnics as an unavoidable segment of earthquake engineering, GRAĐEVINAR, 72 (10), 923-936, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2968.2020

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Authors:
Mario WEB
Mario Bačić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Department for Geotechnical Engineering
IVSIC Tomislav WEB
Tomislav Ivšić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Kovacevic MS
Meho Saša Kovačević
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department for Geotechnical Engineering