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Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design




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; 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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"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