This new edition includes new chapters on geology; architectural aspects; systems, network, and software applications, economic aspects and financing earthquake risk. Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena – they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishings within a home. Successful earthquake engineering therefore requires a broad background in subjects, ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the impact of these effects on foundations, buildings, structures and the infrastructure.
Table of Contents
Part I – Fundamentals. Earthquakes – Historical Perspectives. Earthquakes – Overview of Risk Management. Dynamics of Structures. Part II – Geoscience Aspects. Geology. Earthquakes: Seismogenesis, Measurement and Distribution. Engineering Models of Strong Ground Motion. Simulation Modeling of Strong Ground Motion. Geotechnical and Foundation Aspects. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis. Tsunami and Seiche. Soil Structure Interaction. Part III – Structural Aspects. Building and Design Codes (PBD). Steel Structures. RC Structures. PC and Tilt-up Buildings. Wood Structures. Masonry Structures. Base Isolation. Structural Control. Bridges. Equipment. Structural Vulnerability. Part IV – Infrastructure Aspects. Pipelines. Water and Wastewater Systems. Electrical Systems. Dams and Appurtenant Facilities. Ports and Harbors. Part V – Special Topics. Software Aspects. Insurance and Financial Risk Transfer. Financing Earthquake Risk. Emergency Planning. Developing and Earthquake Mitigation Program. Index.