The costs of inadequate earthquake engineering are huge, especially for reinforced concrete buildings. This book presents the principles of earthquake-resistant structural engineering, and uses the latest tools and techniques to give practical design guidance to address single or multiple seismic performance levels.
It presents an elegant, simple and theoretically coherent design framework. Required strength is determined on the basis of an estimated yield displacement and desired limits of system ductility and drift demands. A simple deterministic approach is presented along with its elaboration into a probabilistic treatment that allows for design to limit annual probabilities of failure. The design method allows the seismic force resisting system to be designed on the basis of elastic analysis results, while nonlinear analysis is used for performance verification. Detailing requirements of ACI 318 and Eurocode 8 are presented. Students will benefit from the coverage of seismology, structural dynamics, reinforced concrete, and capacity design approaches, which allows the book to be used as a foundation text in earthquake engineering.
Table of Contents
Seismology and Site Effects.
Dynamics of Linear Elastic SDOF Oscillators
Dynamics of Nonlinear SDOF Oscillators.
Dynamics of Linear and Nonlinear MDOF Systems
Characterization of dynamic response using Principal Components Analysis
Equivalent SDOF Systems and Nonlinear Static (Pushover) Analysis
Principles of Earthquake-Resistant Design
Stability of the Yield Displacement
Performance-based Seismic Design
Plastic mechanism analysis
Proportioning of Earthquake-Resistant Structural Systems
System Modeling and Analysis Considerations
Component Proportioning and Design Based on ACI 318
Component Proportioning and Design Requirements According to Eurocodes 2 and 8
Component Modeling and Acceptance Criteria
Design Charts for Rectangular and Barbell Section Walls
Validation of Column Flexural Stiffness Model
Mark Aschheim is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University, California.
Enrique Hernández Montes is at the Universidad de Granada
Dimitrios Vamvatsikos is at the National Technical University of Athens