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Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

1st Edition

Edited by W.F. Chen, E.M. Lui

CRC Press

264 pages | 181 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTALS OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING; Charles Scawthorn

Introduction

Causes of Earthquakes and Faulting

Measurement of Earthquakes

Distribution of Seismicity

Strong Motion Attenuation and Duration

Characterization of Seismicity

Glossary

References

Further Reading

EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES; Mark Yashinsky

Introduction

Damage as a Result of Problem Soils

Damage as a Result of Structural Problems

Secondary Causes of Structural Damage

Recent Improvements in Earthquake Performance

References

SEISMIC DESIGN OF BUILDINGS; Ronald O. Hamburger and Charles Scawthorn

Introduction

Earthquakes - Their Cause and Effect

Lateral Force Resisting Systems

Types of Buildings and Typical Earthquake Performance

2000 NEHRP Recommended Provisions

Glossary

References

Further Reading

SEISMIC DESIGN OF BRIDGES; Lian Duan, Mark Reno, Wai-Fah Chen, and Shigeki Unjoh

Introduction

Earthquake Damages to Bridges

Seismic Design Philosophies

Seismic Conceptual Design

Seismic Performance Criteria

Seismic Design Approaches

Seismic Analysis and Modeling

Seismic Detailing Requirements

Seismic Design Practice in Japan

Glossary

References

PERFORMANCE-BASED SEISMIC DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF BUILDING STRUCTURES; Sashi K. Kunnath

Some Issues in Current Seismic Design

Introduction to PBSE

Performance-Based Methodologies: Deterministic Approach

Evaluating Seismic Demands

Assessing Performance: The Development of Acceptance Criteria

Performance-Based Methodologies: Probabilistic Approaches

PBD Application: An Illustrative Example

Concluding Remarks

Appendix A: Conceptual Basis of Pushover Analysis and CSM

Acknowledgments

References

INDEX

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General