Forty scientists working in 13 different countries detail in this work the most recent advances in seismic design and performance assessment of reinforced concrete buildings. It is a valuable contribution in the mitigation of natural disasters.
Energy concepts and damage models. Issues and future directions in the use of an energy approach for seismic-resistant of design structures. Seismic design based on ductility and cumulative damage demands and capacities. On energy demand and supply in SDOF systems. Seismic design of structures for damage control. Seismic analysis of degrading models by means of damage functions concept. Seismic energy demands on reinforced concrete ductile moment-resisting frame buildings. Response of reinforced concrete moment frames to strong earthquake ground motions. An energy-based damage model for inelastic dynamic analysis of reinforced concrete frames. Seismic motion damage potential for R/C wall-stiffened buildings. Comparison of damage measures for the design of reinforced concrete flexural members.
Behaviour of buildings with structural walls. Design of R/C structural walls: balancing toughness and stiffness. Advances in the design for shear of RC structural walls under seismic loading. Required shear strength of earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete shearwalls. Macroscopic/modelling for nonlinear analysis of RC structural walls. Nonlinear seismic analysis of structural walls using the multiple-vertical-line-element model. A section analysis model for the nonlinear behaviour of members under cyclic loading. Two-and three-dimensional nonlinear finite-element analysis of structural walls. Finite element modelling in structural reinforced concrete analysis. Nonlinear seismic analysis of hybrid reinforced concrete frame-wall buildings. Analysis of ultimate states of reinforced concrete wall-frame structures. Linear and nonlinear seismic response of prefabricated combined [frames-tall shear walls] systems of construction. Laboratory testing and mathematical modelling of RC coupled shear wall system for nonlinear static and dynamic response prediction with considered time varying axial forces. Nonlinear response asymmetric building structures and seismic codes: a state of the art review. Index.