Ground Response Analysis

The field of ground response is one of GEAmb’s strengths. When a ground response analysis is needed, either for seismic design or microzonation purposes, GEAmb can provide cost effective solutions based on comprehensive experimental and numerical studies, often supported by an exhaustive statistical approach.

GEAmb’s services in this field include:

  • Microtremor and earthquake measurements to investigate local amplification effects
  • Numerical ground response analysis
  • Slope stability analysis under static, pseudo-static, and dynamic conditions
  • Seismic microzonation mapping

Major Experiences

  • Seismic microzonation of the Campobasso municipalities following the October 31, 2002 earthquake (MW = 5.7)
  • Site effect evaluation in L’Aquila following the April 6, 2009 destructive earthquake (MW = 6.3)
  • Site effect evaluation in different municipalities in Molise, Tuscany, Piedmont, and Aosta Valley
  • Analysis of seismic performance of four active landslides in Genoa province