||Ground motions for performance-based earthquake engineering -- Mapping Seismic Hazard for the Needs of Displacement-Based Design: The Case of Italy -- Some Examples of 1D, Fully Stochastic Site Response Analyses of Soil Deposits -- Evaluation of the Coherence of Strong Ground Motions Using Wavelet Analysis -- Real, Scaled, Adjusted and Artificial Records: A Displacement and Cyclic Response Assessment -- Theoretical Consistency of Common Record Selection Strategies in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering -- Long-Period Earthquake Ground Motion: Recent Advances and Observations from the April 6 2009, Mw6.3 L'Aquila Earthquake, Italy -- Uncertainty in Nonlinear SDoF Response Due to Long-Period Noise of Accelerograms -- Are Current Design Spectra Sufficient for Soil-Structure Systems on Soft Soils? -- Elastic Demand Spectra -- Performance-based seismic design and retrofitting - Methodolo-gies -- A Dynamic Macro-Element for Performance-Based Design of Foundations -- New Concept on Fail-Safe Design of Foundation Structure Systems Insensitive to Extreme Motions -- Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings in the Western United States -- to a Model Code for Displacement-Based Seismic Design -- A Performance-Based Seismic Design Procedure for 3D R/C Buildings, Explicitly Accounting for Deformation Control -- A New Seismic Design Method for Steel Structures -- Significance of Modeling Deterioration in Structural Components for Predicting the Collapse Potential of Structures Under Earthquake Excitations -- Enhanced Building-Specific Seismic Performance Assessment -- A Damage Spectrum for Performance-Based Design -- Construction of Response Spectra for Inelastic Asymmetric-Plan Structures -- Multi-Mode Pushover Analysis with Generalized Force Vectors -- A Practice-Oriented Approach for Probabilistic Seismic Assessment of Building Structures -- Direct Probability-Based Seismic Design of RC Buildings -- Probabilistic Models for Visual Damage -- Performance-based seismic design and retrofitting - Implementation -- Dual Flexural Plastic Hinge Design for Reducing Higher-Mode Effects on High-Rise Cantilever Wall Buildings -- High Seismic Performance Systems for Steel Structures -- Performance-Based Seismic Design and Experimental Evaluation of Steel MRFs with Compressed Elastomer Dampers -- Performance-Based Design of Self-Centering Steel Frame Systems -- Damage-Control Self-Centering Structures: From Laboratory Testing to On-site Applications -- Seismic Design of Plane Steel Frames Using Modal Strength Reduction (Behaviour) Factors -- Recent Advances in Seismic Isolation: Methods and Tools -- Modal Analysis of Isolated Bridges with Transverse Restraints at the End Abutments -- Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Seismic Risk Mitigation in Existing Non-ductile Concrete Buildings -- Seismic Retrofit of Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames Using Infill Walls as a Rocking Spine -- Deformation Capacity of Lightly Reinforced Concrete Members - Comparative Evaluation -- The Effect of Displacement History on the Performance of Concrete Columns in Flexure -- Innovative Seismic Retrofitting of RC Columns Using Advanced Composites -- Optimum Partial Strengthening for Improved Seismic Performance of Old Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Open Ground Story -- Advanced seismic testing for performance-based earthquake en-gineering -- Role and Application of Testing and Computational Techniques in Seismic Engineering -- Reliability Assessment in Pseudo-Dynamic and Dynamic Tests -- Dynamic Interaction Between the Shaking Table and the Specimen During Seismic Tests -- Frameworks for Internet Online Hybrid Test -- Large Scale Seismic Testing of Steel-Framed Structures at NCREE -- Large Scale Shaking Table Tests for High-Rise Buildings: New Projects of E-Defense -- Verification Through Shaking Table Testing of EC8-Based Assessment Approaches Applied to a Building Designed for Gravity-Loads.
Performance-based Earthquake Engineering has emerged before the turn of the century as the most important development in the field of Earthquake Engineering during the last three decades. It has since then started penetrating codes and standards on seismic assessment and retrofitting and making headway towards seismic design standards for new structures as well. The US have been a leader in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, but also Europe is a major contributor. Two Workshops on Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, held in Bled (Slovenia) in 1997 and 2004 are considered as milestones. The ACES Workshop in Corfu (Greece) of July 2009 builds on them, attracting as contributors world-leaders in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering from North America, Europe and the Pacific rim (Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, China). It covers the entire scope of Performance-based Earthquake Engineering: Ground motions for performance-based earthquake engineering; Methodologies for Performance-based seismic design and retrofitting; Implementation of Performance-based seismic design and retrofitting; and Advanced seismic testing for performance-based earthquake engineering. Audience: This volume will be of interest to scientists and advanced practitioners in structural earthquake engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, and experimental dynamics.