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.
Table of Contents
PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS
Earthquakes-Historical Perspective, Charles Scawthorn
Earthquake Risk Management-An Overview, Charles Scawthorn
Dynamics of Structures, Jorma K. Arros
PART 2: GEOSCIENCE ASPECTS
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
PART 3: STRUCTURAL ASPECTS
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
PART 4: INFRASTRUCTURE ASPECTS
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
PART 5: SPECIAL TOPICS
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
Featured Author Profiles
"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."
"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