This book forms the proceedings of the International Workshop organised by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork held in Timisoara, Romania, in June 1994. It presents the latest progress in theoretical and experimental research on the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas, taking into account the basic problems of local and global ductility, codification, design and applications. It relates strongly to the activities on international codification taking place in Europe.
Preface. Basic problems. Local ductility. Global ductility. Experimental methodology. Codification. Semi-rigidity. Base isolation and energy dissipation. Design and applications. Author index. Subject index.