While successfully preventing earthquakes may still be beyond the capacity of modern engineering, the ability to mitigate damages with strong structural designs and other mitigation measures are well within the purview of science. Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering presents the concepts, procedures, and code provisions that are currentl
Introduction. Seismic Regions of the World. Earthquake Genesis. Earthquake Propagation. Measurement of Earthquakes. Characterization of Strong Ground Motions. Seismic Hazard Assessment. Influence of Local Site Conditions. Design Response Spectrum. Structural Response by Response Spectrum Method. Structural Response by Step-by-Step Integration Methods. Structural Response by Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure. Structural Response Considering Soil-Structure Interaction. Seismic Response of Nonstructural Elements. Seismic Protection with Base Isolation. Seismic Protection with Energy Dissipating Devices. Seismic Code Provisions. Appendix.