The paper deals with the approaches to the response analysis of large transport and lifeline structures. The background theory for simplified analysis is presented. Seismic inputs represent the cases of explosion impacts and large near field earthquake effects. 3DOF and 6DOF input models are based on surface wave theory and applied for calculations and shaking table experiments. Examples of seismic motion simulations are those obtained during large MASTER shaking table tests in Enel.Hydro-ISMES Seriate, Italy in the framework of EC international projects.
Authors:E Juhásová, M Matys, J Frankovská, and P Labák
Application of local conditions in earthquake engineering is interconnected with the achievements in natural sciences like geology, seismology and geotechnics. Due to variation of soil conditions on the territory of Slovakia, the properties of response spectra and/or simulated or adapted recorded accelerograms should take these phenomena into account. The paper discusses the approaches to the determination of shear wave velocities and soil-structure interaction. Possible application of latest records from new Slovak seismic station network is discussed, too.