TY - CHAP A1 - C. Nunziata A2 - G. De Nisco A3 - M.R. Costanzo ED1 - Sebastiano D'Amico Y1 - 2012-01-27 PY - 2012 T1 - Active and Passive Experiments for S-Wave Velocity Measurements in Urban Areas N2 - The study of earthquakes combines science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when their occurrence is inevitable. This book is devoted to various aspects of earthquake research and analysis, from theoretical advances to practical applications. Different sections are dedicated to ground motion studies and seismic site characterization, with regard to mitigation of the risk from earthquake and ensuring the safety of the buildings under earthquake loading. The ultimate goal of the book is to encourage discussions and future research to improve hazard assessments, dissemination of earthquake engineering data and, ultimately, the seismic provisions of building codes. BT - Earthquake Research and Analysis SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27342 DO - 10.5772/27342 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-27 ER -