This book introduces practising engineers and post-graduate students to modern approaches to seismic design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, earthquake resistant design of new buildings and assessment, repair and strengthening of existing buildings.
'The book is a very welcome addition to the literature on the subject, particularly in its exposition of the European state-of-the in the subject.' - Engineering Structures
Such a systematic presentation of the technical background (of the subject) as well as of its practical application, will not be found in any other book' - Beton und Stahlbetonbau
'With such a structure and wealth of information that it offers, I believe that the book under review will become the main reference book on the subject in Europe' - Greek Engineer's Handbook
Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Elements of engineering seismology. Elements of structural dynamics. Design principles and design seismic actions. Analysis of the structural system. Design action effects: safety verifications. Earthquake resistant properties of the materials of reinforced concrete. Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete linear elements. Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete planar elements. Evaluation of the seismic performance of buildings designed to modern design codes. Seismic pathologies. Emergency post-earthquake damage inspection and evaluation. Basic elements in the decision regarding post-earthquake rehabilitation. Repair and strengthening techniques. Index.