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SISMOVALP

Title

Seismic hazard and alpine valley response analysis

Priority,Measure

3.3

Lead Partner

University Joseph Fourier

Lead Partner Country

France

Project Website

http://www-lgit.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/sismovalp

Duration

07/2003 - 03/2007

Date of Approval

10-04-2003

Approx. Total Budget in €

1.624.200 €

ERDF in €

614.600 €

Project Summary

Due to tourism and industrial development urbanised areas located in Alpine valleys have undergone massive development during recent years.These infrastructures are located on deep-filled sediment (post-glacial alluvium) alpine valleys. In the last decade, many seismological studies have shown that vibrations due to earthquakes are strongly amplified by these alpine-specific soil conditions. Therefore, the fast building expansion in the alpine environment may have not been regulated by adequate levels of earthquake resistant design.The project SISMOVALP will build a transnational database which can be used in the whole alpine space for seismic hazard studies. Representative alpine valleys shapes and earthquake scenarios will be defined and the associated vibrations will be calculated. Generic alpine spectra and accelerograms will be proposed and compared with the level of protection currently pursued at a national or European (EC8) scale. The improved seismic risk knowledge will be disseminated to civil engineers and local authorities in order to reduce our vulnerability to earthquakes in the alpine space.

Project Objectives

- The project SISMOVALP will build transnational databases which can be used in the whole alpine space for seismic hazard studies.
- Representative alpine valleys shapes and earthquake scenarios will be defined and the associated vibrations will be calculated
- Generic alpine spectra and accelerograms will be proposed and compared with the level of protection currently pursued at a national or European (EC8) scale
- The improved seismic risk knowledge will be disseminated to civil engineers and local authorities in order to reduce our vulnerability to earthquakes in the alpine space

Project Achievements

- Analyze of geotechnical profiles of several Alpine valleys
- Definition of an international benchmark for earthquake ground motion simulation in Alpine Valleys
- Improvement of alpine seismological networks

Project Result Files

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EU Project Partners

BRGM-ARN (research and development institution) (France)
EARS (research and development institution) (Slovenia)
INOGS (research and observational lab) (Italy)
INPG-L3S (France)
LMU-DGU (research and observational lab) (Germany)
Polimi-DIS (research lab) (Italy)
RAVA (regional authority) (Italy)
REP (regional authority) (Italy)
UDST-DST (research lab) (Italy)
UNIGE-Dipteris (research and observational lab) (Italy)

Non-EU Project Partners

CREALP(regional institution) (Switzerland)

Contact Person

Valée, Yannick


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