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1st Edition

Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

Edited By

W.F. Chen


E.M. Lui

ISBN 9780849372346
Published November 2, 2005 by CRC Press
258 Pages 181 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Many important advances in designing earthquake-resistant structures have occurred over the last several years. Civil engineers need an authoritative source of information that reflects the issues that are unique to the field. Comprising chapters selected from the second edition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design provides a tightly focused, concise, and valuable guide to the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of earthquake engineering.

In chapters contributed by renowned experts from around the world, this book supplies the latest concepts, design methodologies, and analytical techniques for mitigating the effects of seismic damage to structures. It discusses the fundamentals of earthquake engineering, explaining the causes of earthquakes and faulting, measurement of earthquakes, and characterization of seismicity. Subsequent chapters discuss the various types of earthquake damage to structures including recent improvements in earthquake performance, seismic design of buildings and bridges considering various types of construction materials, and performance-based seismic design and evaluation of building structures. The book introduces probabilistic approaches to performance-based methodologies as well as an application example of performance-based design.

Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design offers practical tools gathered together in a convenient reference for immediate implementation. It is an ideal resource for civil and structural engineers specializing in earthquake engineering.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering. Earthquake Damage to Structures. Seismic Design of Buildings. Seismic Design of Bridges. Performance-Based Seismic Design and Evaluation of Building Structures. Index.

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"Any structural engineer who must cope with seismic design will find this book a valuable resource. …The book is well written and each chapter contains an extensive list of references. The book would be appropriate as a resource in graduate-level structural design courses and for practicing structural engineers."
-CHOICE, Vol. 43 No. 10, June 2006