Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings for Seismic Performance: Practical Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings for Seismic Performance

Practical Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches, 1st Edition

By Mark Aschheim, Enrique Hernández-Montes, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos

CRC Press

584 pages | 439 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780415778817
pub: 2019-04-22
SAVE ~$22.49
Available for pre-order

FREE Standard Shipping!


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

Probabilistic Considerations

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 Methods

Design Examples

Design Charts for Rectangular and Barbell Section Walls

Plan Torsion

Validation of Column Flexural Stiffness Model

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: