Providing real world applications for different structural types and seismic characteristics, Seismic Design of Steel Structures combines knowledge of seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. This book focuses on seismic design, and concentrates specifically on seismic-resistant steel structures.
Drawing on experience from the Northridge to the Tohoku earthquakes, it combines understanding of the seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. The book focuses on the global as well as local behavior of steel structures and their effective seismic-resistant design. It recognises different types of earthquakes, takes into account the especial danger of fire after earthquake, and proposes new bracing and connecting systems for new seismic resistant steel structures, and also for upgrading existing reinforced concrete structures.
This book serves as a reference for structural engineers involved in seismic design, as well as researchers and graduate students of seismic structural analysis and design.
"This is a massive and most impressive book. This reviewer is not aware of an equal in the international literature. It will serve as an authoritative reference in the field for years to come."
–Michael N. Fardis, University of Patras, Greece
"This book represents the culmination of over two decades of research by the authors, in which they have sought to link the demands of various types of earthquakes to the ability of steel frame structures to withstand these without suffering undue distress. It is extremely comprehensive and thorough in its treatment - utilising, where appropriate, the contributions of others - and is written by two individuals who have contributed a lifetime of study to the subject area. By fusing the twin aspects of demand and supply it goes beyond the normal treatments, in which specialist texts deal either with Engineering Seismology (normally without taking the subject into the 'design requirements' phase) or the Steelwork Design aspects separately."
––Professor David Nethercot, Imperial College London, UK
Failure of a myth
The myth of steel as a perfect material for seismic-resistant structures
Behavior of steel structures during American and Asian earthquakes
Behavior of steel structures during the European earthquakes
Engineering lessons learned from the last strong earthquakes
Steel against earthquakes
Steel as the material of choice for seismic areas
Development of steel structural systems
Challenges in seismic design
Gap in seismic design methodologies
Strong seismic regions
Low-to-moderate seismic regions
Proposals for improving the new code provisions
New generation of steel structures
Improving existing solutions
New solutions of bracing systems
New solutions for connections
Advances in steel beam ductility
New concepts on structural ductility
DUCTROT-M Computer program
Monotonic available ductility
Local ductility under far-field earthquakes
Near-field earthquake effects on the available ductility of steel beams
Fire after earthquake
Structural behavior under the effect of fire
From the historical events to date
Post-earthquake fire and risk management
Methodology for assessing robustness