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Earthquake Engineering Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Charles Scawthorn, Wai-Fah Chen

CRC Press

1,480 pages | 839 B/W Illus.

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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, the infrastructure, and even their social and economic impact.

The Earthquake Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive resource that covers the spectrum of topics relevant to designing for and mitigating earthquakes. In it, international experts present engineering practices, research, and developments in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim countries. The emphasis is on professional applications, with discussion ranging from basic dynamics and geoscience to new technologies intended to avoid rather than resist the forces of earthquakes.

Covering both traditional and innovative practices, the Earthquake Engineering Handbook is the first professional reference that brings together all of earthquake engineering's many facets. Formulas, tables, and illustrations give immediate answers to questions arising in practice, and summaries of the essential elements of each topic paint a global picture from which readers can develop understanding and the ability to think beyond the results presented.


"Written by a panel of international experts, this comprehensive reference work covers the full spectrum of earthquake engineering topics. …is well illustrated and includes extensive lists of references and additional resources."

- Shari A. Salisbury, MCEER Information Service News

"Written by a panel of 36 internationally known experts, 22 of whom are EERI members, the Handbook provides applications and practical information to help solve real-world problems faced by civil engineers…The 1500-page Earthquake Engineering Handbook is the first professional reference that brings together all of earthquake engineering's many facets."

-EERI Newsletter

"This handbook is a comprehensive reference and resource work covering the spectrum of disciplines required for mitigation of earthquake-resistant structures. It was prepared by some 30 national and international experts in the various fields of earthquake engineering and is designed for the practitioner. Highly Recommended"

-S.C. Anand, Clemson University

Table of Contents


Earthquakes-Historical Perspective, Charles Scawthorn

Earthquake Risk Management-An Overview, Charles Scawthorn

Dynamics of Structures, Jorma K. Arros


Earthquakes: Seismogenesis, Measurement and Distribution, Charles Scawthorn

Engineering Models of Strong Ground Motion, Kenneth W. Campbell

Simulation Modeling of Strong Ground Motion, M. Erdik and E. Durukal

Geotechnical and Foundation Aspects, Horst Brandes

Seismic Hazard Analysis, Paul C. Thenhaus and Kenneth W. Campbell

Tsunami and Seiche, Costa Synolakis

Soil-Structure Interaction, James J. Johnson


Building Code Provisions for Seismic Resistance, Ronald O. Hamburger, S.E.

Seismic Design of Steel Structures, Ronald O. Hamburger, S.E and Niaz A. Nazir, SE

Reinforced Concrete Structures, Y.L. Mo

Precast and Tilt-Up Buildings, Charles Scawthorn and D.L. McCormick

Wood Structures, J. Daniel Dolan

Seismic Behaviour, Design and Retrofitting of Masonry, Richard E. Klingner

Base Isolation, Yeong-Bin Yang, Kuo-Chun Chang and Jong-Dar Yau

Bridges, Lian Duan and W.F. Chen

Structural Control, Hirokazu Iemura and Mulyo Harris Pradono

Equipment and Systems, Gayle S. Johnson

Seismic Vulnerabilify, Keith Porter


Lifeline Seismic Risk, Ronald T. Eguchi

Buried Pipelines, Michael J. O'Rourke

Water and Wastewater Systems, Don Ballantyne

Electrical Power Systems, Anshel J. Schiff

Dams and Appurtenant Facilities, Gilles J. Bureau

Ports Structures, Susumu Iai


Human Impacts of Earthquakes, Hope A. Seligson and Kimberley I. Shoaf

Fire Following Earthquake, Charles Scawthorn

Hazardous Materials, Guna Selvaduray

Loss Estimation, Mahmoud Khater, Charles Scawthorn and James J. Johnson

Insurance and Financial Risk Transfer, Charles Scawthorn, Howard Kunreuther and Richard Roth

Emergency Planning, Charles Scawthorn

Developing an Earthquake Mitigation Program, Charles Scawthorn

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