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By Ezio Faccioli, Manuela Villani, Manuela Vanini, Carlo Cauzzi (auth.), Michael N. Fardis (eds.)

<P>Performance-based Earthquake Engineering has emerged sooner than the flip of the century because the most crucial improvement within the box of Earthquake Engineering over the past 3 many years. It has due to the fact that then begun penetrating codes and criteria on seismic overview and retrofitting and making headway in the direction of seismic layout criteria for brand spanking new buildings besides. the U.S. were a pace-setter in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, but additionally Europe is an immense contributor. Workshops on Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, held in Bled (Slovenia) in 1997 and 2004 are regarded as milestones. The ACES Workshop in Corfu (Greece) of July 2009 builds on them, attracting as members world-leaders in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering from North the United States, Europe and the Pacific rim (Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, China). It covers the complete scope of Performance-based Earthquake Engineering: flooring motions for performance-based earthquake engineering; Methodologies for Performance-based seismic layout and retrofitting; Implementation of Performance-based seismic layout and retrofitting; and complex seismic checking out for performance-based earthquake engineering.

Audience: This quantity should be of curiosity to scientists and complicated practitioners in structural earthquake engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, and experimental dynamics.</P>

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2 Parameters of the Gabor and M&P wavelets that maximize the extended wavelet transform of Eq. 47 S. 1 plus the Gabor and M&P wavelets defined by Eqs. 11) are obtained following the protocol defined in constructing Fig. 3. When matching each record, the wavelet with the highest matching index, e, takes 6 points the second best takes 5 points, all the way to the last matching index which takes zero points. 5 Conclusions In this paper we develop and validate a mathematically formal procedure to extract the characteristic time scales and length scales of strong ground motions.

1 Introduction During the last three decades an ever increasing database of recorded ground motions has shown that the kinematic characteristics of the ground motion near the fault of major earthquakes contain distinguishable velocity and displacement pulses [10, 1, 8, 11, among others]. In some events the pulse is also distinguishable in the acceleration history and in this case the ground motions are particularly destructive to most civil structures. In other cases acceleration records contain high frequency spikes and resemble random motions; however, their velocity and displacement histories uncover a coherent long-duration pulse that results from the nonzero mean of the acceleration fluctuations.

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