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A Holistic And Integrative Concept For Strong-Motion Records On Constructions Of The URBAN-INCERC National Seismic Network

Claudiu-Sorin Dragomir
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development “URBAN-INCERC” & European Center for Buildings Rehabilitation, ECBR, Pantelimon 266, 021652, Bucharest, Romania
  • University of Agronomical Science and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering, Department of Environment and Land Improvement, Marasti Bvd., no. 59, 011464, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • Email:
/ Vasile Meita
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development “URBAN-INCERC” & European Center for Buildings Rehabilitation, ECBR, Pantelimon 266, 021652, Bucharest, Romania
/ Daniela Dobre
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development “URBAN-INCERC” & European Center for Buildings Rehabilitation, ECBR, Pantelimon 266, 021652, Bucharest, Romania
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Lacul Tei Bvd., no. 122-124, RO 020396, Sector 2, Bucharest, Romania
  • Email:
/ Emil-Sever Georgescu
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development “URBAN-INCERC” & European Center for Buildings Rehabilitation, ECBR, Pantelimon 266, 021652, Bucharest, Romania
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/ Ioan-Sorin Borcia
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development “URBAN-INCERC” & European Center for Buildings Rehabilitation, ECBR, Pantelimon 266, 021652, Bucharest, Romania
Published Online: 2015-10-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pesd-2015-0029

Abstract

The main objective of the National Seismic Network for Constructions, operated by the National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urban Planning and Spatial Territorial Development “URBAN-INCERC”, is the monitoring of situations generated by earthquakes or other dangerous sources of vibrations induced in constructions on the entire Romanian territory. The NIRD URBAN-INCERC seismic records obtained in-situ and on buildings were and are extremely important for designers, especially in 1977, 1986 and 1990. It is the largest network in Romania, consisting of some 60 digital acceleration recorders distributed in Bucharest and in the country. This network is strategic from the population safety point of view. Due to the specific seismic hazard and vulnerability, our country shall be in preparation for the impact of a possible earthquake, which cannot be predicted in time domain, but it is possible to occur anytime. To prevent and mitigate negative consequences of such an event, urgent actions are required to ensure structural safety. Given the facts, Romania is in a critical time on strategic options regarding the seismic risks.

Presently, a urgent necessity is the seismic network function in order to get as much as possible strong-motion data for advanced research and to understand why damages in buildings occurred. The next goal is to have more parametric and spectral data for engineering design, as well as to improve the zoning maps, having more stations at reduced distances. If possible, strong-motion micro-zonation data would explain some specific shaking differences, as a future option for local arrays.

The paper presents the necessity, means and requirements of achieving a holistic and integrative concept for the national seismic network of constructions, taking into account geological settings, environmental and local soil conditions on regional profiles, attenuation patterns, architectural and structural patterns, and number of seismic stations in specific seismic zones. Also, a case study of building seismic instrumentation in Bucharest according to the Romanian Seismic Design code, indicative P100-1:2013.

Keywords: Romanian seismic network; seismic instrumentation; seismic equipment; real-time data transmission

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Published Online: 2015-10-29

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Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pesd-2015-0029. Export Citation

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