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Basic Elements of Earthquake Engineering
Edition 1   June 2015
by Asadour H. Hadjian ISBN: 9780471498520 ISBN-13: 9780471498520
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Basic Elements of Earthquake Engineering Traditionally, books on earthquake engineering have treated only one or more aspects of the subject or have been compendiums with contributions from several authors. Basic Elements of Earthquake Engineering is the first comprehensive examination of earthquake engineering, lending balance and coherence to a subject too often approached in pieces. Based on sound theoretical concepts and practical design considerations, the book covers the analysis and design of structures, systems, and components that can resist earthquake ground motions. Presenting a rational progression of topics, the book discusses seismic hazard assessment, definition of design ground motion, response analysis including foundation interaction, inelastic response, ductile design and response, and qualification of supported systems.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering
8/15/2015
by M. Beer (Editor), I. A. Kougioumtzoglou (Editor), E. Patelli (Editor), I. Siu-Kui Au (Editor) ISBN: 9783642353437 ISBN-13: 9783642353437
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Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering The Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering is designed to be the authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of the science of earthquake engineering, specifically focusing on the interaction between earthquakes and infrastructure. The encyclopedia comprises approximately 300 contributions. Since earthquake engineering deals with the interaction between earthquake disturbances and the built infrastructure, the emphasis is on basic design processes important to both non-specialists and engineers so that readers become suitably well informed without needing to deal with the details of specialist understanding. The encyclopedia’s content provides technically-inclined and informed readers about the ways in which earthquakes can affect our infrastructure and how engineers would go about designing against, mitigating and remediating these effects. The coverage ranges from buildings, foundations, underground construction, lifelines and bridges, roads, embankments and slopes. The encyclopedia also aims to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-domain information to domain-experts. This is the first single reference encyclopedia of this breadth and scope that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of earthquakes and structures.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering: From Source to Fragility
Second Edition   7/20/2015
by Amr S. Elnashai, Luigi Di Sarno ISBN: 9781118678923 ISBN-13: 9781118678923
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Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering: From Source to Fragility Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering: From Source to Fragility, Second Edition combines aspects of engineering seismology, structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering to assemble the vital components required for a deep understanding of response of structures to earthquake ground motion, from the seismic source to the evaluation of actions and deformation required for design, and culminating with probabilistic fragility analysis that applies to individual as well as groups of buildings. Basic concepts for accounting for the effects of soil-structure interaction effects in seismic design and assessment are also provided in this second edition.

The nature of earthquake risk assessment is inherently multi-disciplinary. Whereas this book addresses only structural safety assessment and design, the problem is cast in its appropriate context by relating structural damage states to societal consequences and expectations, through the fundamental response quantities of stiffness, strength and ductility.

Key features:
* Unified and novel approach: from source to fragility
* Clear conceptual framework for structural response analysis, earthquake input characterization, modelling of soil-structure interaction and derivation of fragility functions
* Theory and relevant practical applications are merged within each chapter * Contains a new chapter on the derivation of fragility
* Accompanied by a website containing illustrative slides, problems with solutions and worked-through examples

Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering: From Source to Fragility, Second Edition is designed to support graduate teaching and learning, introduce practising structural and geotechnical engineers to earthquake analysis and design problems, as well as being a reference book for further studies.
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Eurocode-Compliant Seismic Analysis and Design of R/C Buildings: Concepts, Commentary and Worked Examples with Flowcharts
6/29/2015
by Ioannis Avramidis, A.Athanatopoulou-Kyriakou, K. Morfidis, A. Anastasiadis, A. Giaralis ISBN: 9789401799324 ISBN-13: 9789401799324
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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Volume 2   6/14/2015
by Atilla Ansal (Editor) ISBN: 9783319169637 ISBN-13: 9783319169637
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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).
The book’s nineteen state-of-the-art chapters were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake-resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies, and managing risk in seismic regions. The book also presents the First Professor Inge Lehmann Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Shamita Das in honor of Prof. Dr. Inge Lehmann.
The aim of this work is to present the state-of-the art and latest practices in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, with Europe’s most respected researchers addressing recent and ongoing developments while also proposing innovative avenues for future research and development. Given its cutting-edge content and broad spectrum of topics, the book offers a unique reference guide for researchers in these fields.

Audience:
This book is of interest to civil engineers in the fields of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering; scientists and researchers in the fields of seismology, geology and geophysics. Not only scientists, engineers and students, but also those interested in earthquake hazard assessment and mitigation will find in this book the most recent advances. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Volume 1   9/30/2014
by Atilla Ansal (Editor) ISBN: 9783319071176 ISBN-13: 9783319071176
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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology This book collects 5 keynote and 15 topic lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).
The book’s twenty state-of-the-art papers were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake-resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies, and managing risk in seismic regions. The book also presents the Third Ambraseys Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Robin Spence in honor of Prof. Nicholas N. Ambraseys.
The aim of this work is to present the state-of-the art and latest practices in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, with Europe’s most respected researchers addressing recent and ongoing developments while also proposing innovative avenues for future research and development. Given its cutting-edge content and broad spectrum of topics, the book offers a unique reference guide for researchers in these fields.

Audience:
This book is of interest to civil engineers in the fields of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering; scientists and researchers in the fields of seismology, geology and geophysics. Not only scientists, engineers and students, but also those interested in earthquake hazard assessment and mitigation will find in this book the most recent advances.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Earthquake-Resistant Structures: Design and Analytical Aspects
2/25/2015
by Bruno Crump (Editor) ISBN: 9781632381194 ISBN-13: 9781632381194
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Earthquake-Resistant Structures: Design and Analytical Aspects The book provides an overview of the latest developments and advances related to earthquake-resistant structures. It comprises of research works contributed by various experts and researchers in the field of earthquake engineering. The book discusses seismic-resistance design of masonry and reinforcement of concrete structures with safety measurements of strengthening and rehabilitation of existing structures against earthquake loads. It also covers topics dedicated to assessment and rehabilitation of jacket platforms, electromagnetic sensing mechanisms for health assessment of structures, post-earthquake examining of steel buildings in fire environment and response of underground pipes to blast loads. This book will be of help to graduate students, researchers and practicing structural engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Advanced Earthquake-Resistant Structures
1/7/2015
by Bruno Crump (Editor) ISBN: 9781632380142 ISBN-13: 9781632380142
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Advanced Earthquake-Resistant Structures This book focuses on earthquake-resistant structures which can withstand major earthquakes. It comprises of research works contributed by various experts and researchers in the field of earthquake engineering. The book provides an overview of latest developments and advances related to earthquake-resistant structures. The book discusses seismic-resistance design of masonry and reinforcement of concrete structures and safety measurements, strengthening and rehabilitation of existing structures against earthquake loads. It also covers topics dedicated to seismic bearing capacity of shallow foundations, seismic behavior and retrofits of infilled frames, and also provides case studies related to seismic damage estimation in Mexico and vulnerability of buildings in western China. The book should be useful to graduate students, researchers and practicing structural engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com)
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Seismic Ground Response Analysis
11/28/2014
by Nozomu Yoshida ISBN: 9789401794596 ISBN-13: 9789401794596
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Seismic Ground Response Analysis This book presents state-of-the-art information on seismic ground response analysis, and is not only very valuable and useful for practitioners but also for researchers. The topics covered are related to the stages of analysis: 1. Input parameter selection, by reviewing the in-situ and laboratory tests used to determine dynamic soil properties as well as the methods to compile and model the dynamic soil properties from literature;2. Input ground motion; 3. Theoretical background on the equations of motion and methods for solving them; 4. The mechanism of damping and how this is modeled in the equations of motions; 5. Detailed analysis and discussion of results of selected case studies which provide valuable information on the problem of seismic ground response analysis from both a theoretical and practical point of view.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: Simplified Analyses with Case Studies and Examples
11/22/2014
by Milutin Srbulov ISBN: 9789400797079 ISBN-13: 9789400797079
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: Simplified Analyses with Case Studies and Examples This volume describes simplified dynamic analyses that bridge the gap between the rather limited provisions of design codes and the rather eclectic methods used in sophisticated analyses. Graphs and spreadsheets are included for the ease and speed of use of simplified analyses of: soil slope (in)stability and displacements caused by earthquakes, sand liquefaction and flow caused by earthquakes, dynamic soil-foundation interaction, bearing capacity and additional settlement of shallow foundations, earthquake motion effects on tunnels and shafts, frequent liquefaction potential mitigation measures.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach
8/31/2014
by Izuru Takewaki,Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita ISBN: 9781447162353 ISBN-13: 9781447162353
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Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach Engineers are always interested in the worst-case scenario. One of the most important and challenging missions of structural engineers may be to narrow the range of unexpected incidents in building structural design. Redundancy, robustness and resilience play an important role in such circumstances. Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach discusses the importance of worst-scenario approach for improved earthquake resilience of buildings and nuclear reactor facilities.
Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach consists of two parts. The first part deals with the characterization and modeling of worst or critical ground motions on inelastic structures and the related worst-case scenario in the structural design of ordinary simple building structures. The second part of the book focuses on investigating the worst-case scenario for passively controlled and base-isolated buildings. This allows for detailed consideration of a range of topics including:
•A consideration of damage of building structures in the critical excitation method for improved building-earthquake resilience,
•A consideration of uncertainties of structural parameters in structural control and base-isolation for improved building-earthquake resilience, and
•New insights in structural design of super high-rise buildings under long-period ground motions.
Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach is a valuable resource for researchers and engineers interested in learning and applying the worst-case scenario approach in the seismic-resistant design for more resilient structures. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation
5th edition   12/31/2013
by Mario Paz, William Leigh ISBN: 9781461350989 ISBN-13: 9781461350989
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Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation This newly revised fourth edition includes all the latest developments and research work in structural dynamics, making it a truly self-contained book on the analysis and design of structures subjected to dynamic forces or earthquake excitations. It thoroughly and progressively covers every kind of structure, from basic structures modeled as single-degree-of-freedom idealizations to more complex discrete systems and continuous systems with distributed mass and elasticity. To enhance clarity and improve understanding of the material, numerous illustrative and detailed examples are provided. Throughout the textbook use is made of the professional program COSMOS and educational programs in structural dynamics, developed by the author. Bridging the gap between the mathematical formulation of a structural dynamic problem and the ultimate numerical solution given by the computer, this comprehensive resource will be of value to advanced undergraduate and graduate structural engineering students as well as professional structural engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Advances in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
12/31/2013
by Michael N. Fardis (Editor) ISBN: 9789400732711 ISBN-13: 9789400732711
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 Advances in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Performance-based Earthquake Engineering has emerged before the turn of the century as the most important development in the field of Earthquake Engineering during the last three decades. It has since then started penetrating codes and standards on seismic assessment and retrofitting and making headway towards seismic design standards for new structures as well. The US have been a leader in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, but also Europe is a major contributor. Two Workshops on Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, held in Bled (Slovenia) in 1997 and 2004 are considered as milestones. The ACES Workshop in Corfu (Greece) of July 2009 builds on them, attracting as contributors world-leaders in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering from North America, Europe and the Pacific rim (Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, China). It covers the entire scope of Performance-based Earthquake Engineering: Ground motions for performance-based earthquake engineering; Methodologies for Performance-based seismic design and retrofitting; Implementation of Performance-based seismic design and retrofitting; and Advanced seismic testing for performance-based earthquake engineering.

Audience: This volume will be of interest to scientists and advanced practitioners in structural earthquake engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, and experimental dynamics. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering
2nd Edition   9/13/2013
by Izuru Takewaki ISBN: 9780080994369 ISBN-13: 9780080994369
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 Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering After March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, there is overwhelming interest in worst-case analysis including the critical excitation method. Nowadays, seismic design of structures performed by any seismic code is based on resisting previous natural earthquakes. Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, 2nd Edition, develops a new framework for modeling design earthquake loads for inelastic structures. The second edition, includes three new chapters covering the critical excitation problem for multi-component input ground motions and that for elastic-plastic structures in a more direct way are incorporated and discussed in more depth. Finally the problem of earthquake resilience of super high-rise buildings is discussed from broader viewpoints.

* Solves problems of earthquake resilience of super high-rise buildings
* Three new chapters on critical excitation problem for multi-component input ground motions
* Includes numerical examples of one and two-story models
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Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams: A Nonlinear Behavioral Approach
8/30/2013
by Chong Zhang ISBN: 9780124080836 ISBN-13: 9780124080836
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Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams: A Nonlinear Behavioral Approach The consequences of a large dam failing can be disastrous. However, predicting the performance of concrete dams during earthquakes is one of the most complexes and challenging problems in structural dynamics. Based on a nonlinear approach, Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams allows engineers to build models that account for nonlinear phenomena such as vertical joint slippage, cracks, and cavitation. This yields more accurate estimates. Advanced but readable, this book is the culmination of the work carried out by Tsinghua University Research Group on Earthquake Resistance on Dams over the last two decades.

*Nonlinearity characteristics of high concrete dams, seismic analysis methods, evaluation models
*A systematic approach to nonlinear analysis and seismic safety evaluation of concrete dams
*Includes nonlinear fracture of dam-water-foundation interaction system, dynamic fluid-structure and
*Covers soil-structure interactions, and meso-scale mechanical behavior of concrete are all international front issues of the field.
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Earthquake-Resistant Structures: Design, Build, and Retrofit
April 2013
by Mohiuddin Ali Khan ISBN: 1856175014 ISBN-13: 9781856175012
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Earthquake-Resistant Structures: Design, Build, and Retrofit Earthquake engineering is the ultimate challenge for structural engineers. Even if natural phenomena involve great uncertainties, structural engineers need to design buildings, bridges, and dams capable of resisting the destructive forces produced by them. These disasters have created a new awareness about the disaster preparedness and mitigation. Before a building, utility system, or transportation structure is built, engineers spend a great deal of time analyzing those structures to make sure they will perform reliably under seismic and other loads. The purpose of this book is to provide structural engineers with tools and information to improve current building and bridge design and construction practices and enhance their sustainability during and after seismic events. In this book, Khan explains the latest theory, design applications and Code Provisions. Earthquake-Resistant Structures features seismic design and retrofitting techniques for low and high raise buildings, single and multi-span bridges, dams and nuclear facilities. The author also compares and contrasts various seismic resistant techniques in USA, Russia, Japan, Turkey, India, China, New Zealand, and Pakistan. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering: Codes, Programs, and Examples
4/30/2013
by Mario Paz ISBN: 9781461358596 ISBN-13: 9781461358596
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International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering: Codes, Programs, and Examples This unique handbook compiles essential information on the theory, regulation, analysis, and design for the construction of seismically safe structures throughout the world in one comprehensive volume. The book begins with a section covering the fundamentals of earthquake engineering, serving as an up-to-date overview of structural dynamics. The focus of the book is on approaches to earthquake engineering from around the world. Experienced engineers from thirty-four countries present their national seismic codes and demonstrate their application with quantitative examples. Seismic codes of seismically active countries are included, from Mexico to Italy to Egypt to India. Each chapter details a country's geography and geology; history of recent significant earthquakes; and the socioeconomic context of the seismic code and its implementation. An appendix serves as a ready reference on the different methods of measurement of earthquake magnitude and intensity in seismically active countries. In addition, the chapter authors have developed easy-to-use computer programs of the code to specific structures. A convenient order form at the end of the book allows readers to order the program as a set, and they are available individually from the chapter authors. Engineers, professionals, and students involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and regulation of seismically safe structures throughout the world will benefit from this broad and accessible handbook. Mario Paz is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He has been Head of the Department of Statistics with the Government of Chile, and has consulted on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering with numerous government agencies and industrial companies. In addition, he is the author of the widely used textbook STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS:THEORY AND COMPUTATION, now in its third edition in English and translated into several other languages. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting
2nd Edition   March 2013
by Christopher H. Scholz ISBN: 0521655404 ISBN-13: 9780521655408
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The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting This revised and thoroughly updated edition maintains and develops the two major themes of the first edition. First is the connection between fault and earthquake mechanics, including fault scaling laws, the nature of fault populations, and how these result from the processes of fault growth and interaction. Second is the central role of the rate-state friction laws in earthquake mechanics, which provide a unifying framework within which a wide range of faulting phenomena can be interpreted. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Soil Dynamics with Applications in Vibration and Earthquake Protection
2/26/2013
by Christos Vrettos ISBN: 9783433029992 ISBN-13: 9783433029992
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Soil Dynamics with Applications in Vibration and Earthquake Protection For numerous geotechnical applications soil dynamics are of special importance. In seismic engineering this affects the stability of dams, slopes, foundations, retaining walls and tunnels, while vibrations due to traffic and construction equipment represent a significant aspect in environmental protection. Foundations for mechanical equipment and cyclically loaded offshore structures are also part of the spectrum of application. This book covers the basics of soil dynamics and building thereon the practical applications in vibration protection and seismic engineering. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Second Edition
2nd Edition   8/6/2012
by Robert Day ISBN: 9780071792387 ISBN-13: 9780071792387
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Second Edition The latest methods for designing seismically sound structures
Fully updated for the 2012 International Building Code, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook, Second Edition discusses basic earthquake principles, common earthquake effects, and typical structural damage caused by seismic shaking.
Earthquake computations for conditions commonly encountered by design engineers, such as liquefaction, settlement, bearing capacity, and slope stability, are included. Site improvement methods that can be used to mitigate the effects of earthquakes on structures are also described in this practical, comprehensive guide.
Coverage includes:
* Basic earthquake principles
* Common earthquake effects
* Earthquake structural damage
* Site investigation for geotechnical earthquake engineering
* Liquefaction
* Earthquake-induced settlement
* Bearing capacity analyses for earthquakes
* Slope stability analyses for earthquakes
* Retaining wall analyses for earthquakes
* Other geotechnical earthquake engineering analyses
* Grading and other soil improvement methods
* Foundation alternatives to mitigate earthquake effects
* Earthquake provisions in building codes
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Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment for Vernacular Houses
7/6/2012
by Noor Cholis Idham ISBN: 9783659176388 ISBN-13: 9783659176388
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Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment for Vernacular Houses This book discusses the method and implementation of evaluating the houses vulnerability from earthquake risk. Housing development on post earthquake of Java May 27th conveys the fact that traditional ways have mixed with modern technique in constructing the houses since the need for shelter was more than safety precaution in house construction. The emergency question is: Are they all will have appropriate performance under earthquake? Thus what method should be utilized in order to assess vernacular houses and what the level of house vulnerability are the main focus of this book. Earthquake and its aspects are discussed in this book. All these subjects though may simple things for engineers but significantly needed for other professionals in building such as architect, building designer, builder, owner, or even the people themselves. The rest of the book examined how this simple procedure for building evaluation in vernacular house is proposed. After comparing some technique in Rapid Visual Screening Procedures trough the world, a procedure based on FEMA 154 Rapid Visual Screening was developed. Field application was done and confirmed the capability of the method. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach
7/26/2012
by Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita ISBN: 9781447141433 ISBN-13: 9781447141433
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Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach Engineers are always interested in the worst-case scenario. One of the most important and challenging missions of structural engineers may be to narrow the range of unexpected incidents in building structural design. Redundancy, robustness and resilience play an important role in such circumstances. Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach discusses the importance of worst-scenario approach for improved earthquake resilience of buildings and nuclear reactor facilities. Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach consists of two parts. The first part deals with the characterization and modeling of worst or critical ground motions on inelastic structures and the related worst-case scenario in the structural design of ordinary simple building structures. The second part of the book focuses on investigating the worst-case scenario for passively controlled and base-isolated buildings. This allows for detailed consideration of a range of topics including:
•A consideration of damage of building structures in the critical excitation method for improved building-earthquake resilience,
•A consideration of uncertainties of structural parameters in structural control and base-isolation for improved building-earthquake resilience, and
•New insights in structural design of super high-rise buildings under long-period ground motions.
Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach is a valuable resource for researchers and engineers interested in learning and applying the worst-case scenario approach in the seismic-resistant design for more resilient structures.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Earthquake Wave Simulation for Aseismic Check of a Structure
4/30/2012
by Abdolhossein Fallahi, Masaru Kitaura, Masakatsu Miyajima ISBN: 9783848487837 ISBN-13: 9783848487837
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Earthquake Wave Simulation for Aseismic Check of a Structure This book is concerned with simulation of non-stationary wave for aseismic check of nonlinear structures, in which simulated earthquake, referred to as critical earthquake, causes greater response on a given nonlinear structure than that of an observed record of an actual earthquake, referred to as target. The critical earthquake is simulated in such a way that satisfies amplitude and frequency restriction conditions. Critical earthquake is simulated by three numerical methods, all followed by an application on a given structure. In the first method, the simulation is carried out by modifying power spectral density (PSD) function of target at several consecutive time intervals. The modification of PSD function is dealt with the natural period of considered structure which might be prolonged at some time interval(s). The latter two methods based on drift of specified component(s) of non-stationary PSD function, which is determined using a narrow band filter, and multi-filter function of target to the peak acceleration time of target. The specified components correspond to and around the natural frequency of considered structure. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering
4/30/2012
by T. G. Sitharam ISBN: 9781466609150 ISBN-13: 9781466609150
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Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering Disaster preparedness and response management is a burgeoning field of technological research, and staying abreast of the latest developments within the field is a difficult task. Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering: Research Advancements has collected chapters from experts from around the world in a variety of applications, frameworks, and methodologies, and prepared them in a form that serves as a handy reference and research guide to practitioners and academics alike. By protecting society with earthquake engineering, the latest research can make the world a safer place. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Development of Earthquake Protective Systems for RC Bridges
4/24/2012
by Islam Ezz El-Arab ISBN: 9783848491667 ISBN-13: 9783848491667
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Development of Earthquake Protective Systems for RC Bridges In this dissertation, one of major objective is to investigate and asses the effect of the conventional seismic isolation systems, and to determine the main effective parameters on the isolators performance.The dissertation presented a complete design aids to take the environmental bad side effects on the mechanical properties of the isolators, and it presented the numerical analysis of isolators with the different bounding of isolators.This evaluation will be the way to develop a new system. The new system is called by [DISTM], Double Isolation Surfaces with Tuned Mass. In this disertation the experimental part focuses on the tuned mass damper component using shacking table. An experimental study of the tuned mass damper [TMD] was conducted to evaluate and assess its capability of providing a specific amount of damping that would serve the whole system and consequently the overall structure.The study succed to put the mathematical model of the new system DISTM taking the effect of the tuned mass into consideration. The disertation presented acomplete numerical simulation analysis for the new system DISTMs taken the flexibility of the supporting soil structure interaction. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Steel Structures: Analysis and Design for Vibrations and Earthquakes
11/15/2011
by Karuna Moy Ghosh ISBN: 9781439883471 ISBN-13: 9781439883471
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Seismic Design of Building Structures
10th Edition   October 2011
by Michael R. Lindeburg PE, Kurt M. McMullin PE ISBN: 1591263549 ISBN-13: 9781591263548
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Earthquake Engineering, including: Column, Earthquake, Oscillation, Seismology, Tsunami, Superstructure, Destructive Testing, Tuned Mass Damper, Slip-critical Joint, Soil Liquefaction, Giuseppe Mercalli, Earthquake Insurance, Foundation (engineering)
August 2011
by Hephaestus Books ISBN: 1243279966 ISBN-13: 9781243279965
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Computational Methods In Earthquake Engineering
March 2011
by Manolis Papadrakakis (Editor), Michalis Fragiadakis (Editor), Nikos D. Lagaros (Editor) ISBN: 9400700520 ISBN-13: 9789400700529
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Computational Methods In Earthquake Engineering This book provides an insight in advanced methods and concepts for structural analysis and design against seismic loading. The book consists of 25 chapters dealing with a wide range of timely issues in contemporary Earthquake Engineering. In brief, the topics covered are: collapse assessment, record selection, effect of soil conditions, problems in seismic design, protection of monuments, earth dam structures and liquid containers, numerical methods, lifetime assessment, post-earthquake measures.A common ground of understanding is provided between the communities of Earth Sciences and Computational Mechanics towards mitigating seismic risk. The topic is of great social and scientific interest, due to the large number of scientists and practicing engineers currently working in the field and due to the great social and economic consequences of earthquakes. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Earthquake Engineering in Europe
December 2010
by Mihail Garevski (Editor), Atilla Ansal (Editor) ISBN: 9048195438 ISBN-13: 9789048195435
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Earthquake Engineering in Europe This book contains 9 invited keynote and 12 theme lectures presented at the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14ECEE) held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, from August 30 to September 3, 2010. The conference was organized by the Macedonian Association for Earthquake Engineering (MAEE), under the auspices of European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE). The book is organized in twenty one state-of-the-art papers written by carefully selected very eminent researchers mainly from Europe but also from USA and Japan. The contributions provide a very comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies and managing risk in seismic regions are all among the different topics covered in this book. The book also includes the First Ambraseys Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Theo P. Tassios in the honor of Prof. Nicholas N. Ambraseys.The aim is to present the current state of knowledge and engineering practice, addressing recent and ongoing developments while also projecting innovative ideas for future research and development. It is not always possible to have so many selected manuscripts within the broad spectrum of earthquake engineering thus the book is unique in one sense and may serve as a good reference book for researchers in this field.Audience: This book will be of interest to civil engineers in the fields of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering; scientists and researchers in the fields of seismology, geology and geophysics. Not only scientists, engineers and students, but also those interested in earthquake hazard assessment and mitigation will find in this book the most recent advances. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
November 2010
by Ikuo Towhata ISBN: 3642071457 ISBN-13: 9783642071454
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering This fascinating new book examines the issues of earthquake geotechnical engineering in a comprehensive way. It summarizes the present knowledge on earthquake hazards and their causative mechanisms as well as a number of other relevant topics. Information obtained from earthquake damage investigation (such as ground motion, landslides, earth pressure, fault action, or liquefaction) as well as data from laboratory tests and field investigation is supplied, together with exercises/questions.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Artificial Intelligence in Earthquake Engineering
November 2010
by Pijush Samui ISBN: 3843378193 ISBN-13: 9783843378192
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Artificial Intelligence in Earthquake Engineering Earthquake engineers particularly in seismology and geotechnical engineering use a lot of empirical formulas to solve various earthquake engineering problems. These empirical formulas have lot of uncertainty. So, the available empirical formulas are not so reliable. This uncertainly can be minimized by using these new AI techniques. Therefore earthquake engineers should familiar with these new AI techniques. They can use the proposed book to know the application of these new AI techniques for different earthquake engineering problems. The application of these new AI techniques is very limited in earthquake engineering. These new techniques have been proved better than ANN in other engineering fields. So, it is necessary to investigate the feasibility of these new AI techniques in earthquake engineering.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design
September 2010
by Victor Gioncu and Federico Mazzolani ISBN: 0415465338 ISBN-13: 9780415465335
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Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design Developments in Earthquake Engineering have focussed on the capacity and response of structures. They often overlook the importance of seismological knowledge to earthquake-proofing of design. It is not enough only to understand the anatomy of the structure, you must also appreciate the nature of the likely earthquake.
Seismic design, as detailed in this book, is the bringing together of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. It focuses on the seismological aspects of design-analyzing various types of earthquake and how they affect structures differently. Understanding the distinction between these earthquake types and their different impacts on buildings can make the difference between whether a building stands or falls, or at least to how much it costs to repair.
Covering the basis and basics of the major international codes, this is the essential guide for professionals working on structures in earthquake zones around the world.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Seismic Analysis of Structures
May 2010
by T. K. Datta ISBN: 0470824611 ISBN-13: 9780470824610
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Seismic Analysis of Structures While numerous books have been written on earthquakes, earthquake resistance design, and seismic analysis and design of structures, none have been tailored for advanced students and practitioners, and those who would like to have most of the important aspects of seismic analysis in one place. With this book, readers will gain proficiencies in the following: fundamentals of seismology that all structural engineers must know; various forms of seismic inputs; different types of seismic analysis like, time and frequency domain analyses, spectral analysis of structures for random ground motion, response spectrum method of analysis; equivalent lateral load analysis as given in earthquake codes; inelastic response analysis and the concept of ductility; ground response analysis and seismic soil structure interaction; seismic reliability analysis of structures; and control of seismic response of structures. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures
Vol. 7   April 2009
by M. Phocas (Editor), C. A. Brebbia (Editor), P. Komodromos (Editor) ISBN: 1845641809 ISBN-13: 9781845641801
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Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures, Vol. 7
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345 Solved Seismic Design Problems
5th Edition   March 2009
by Majid Baradar PE ISBN: 1591261619 ISBN-13: 9781591261612
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345 Solved Seismic Design Problems 345 Solved Seismic Design Problems is for your customers who want extra practice for the tough seismic section of the California civil PE exam. Every exam subject is represented, and the problems are written in the same format and with the same level of difficulty as the actual test. Detailed solutions are provided. This book also is a useful source of information for architects preparing for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). This edition references the 1994 Uniform Building Code, the version currently tested on the exam.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering
January 2009
by Roberto Villaverde ISBN: 1420064959 ISBN-13: 9781420064957
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Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering 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 currently being used to make structures as earthquake-resistant as is presently feasible.
The book begins by describing the purpose, main aspects, and historical development of earthquake engineering and provides an overview of the type and extent of damage an earthquake can produce. It then introduces the concepts of seismology, the mechanisms of earthquake generation and propagation, and the difference between the various scales used to quantify the size of an earthquake and its potential to cause damage. The book also discusses the response spectrum and the different ways earthquake ground motions may be characterized and how local soil conditions may affect ground motion characteristics. Later chapters examine the design spectrum, conventional methods used to calculate the response of structures, soil-structure systems, and nonstructural components to earthquake ground motions.
This comprehensive resource is certain to advance the knowledge of those tasked with taking preemptive action against the devastating effects of major, catastrophic earthquakes. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Seismic Principles Practice Exams for the California Special Civil Engineer Examination
3rd Edition   January 2009
by Majid Baradar ISBN: 1591261597 ISBN-13: 9781591261599
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Seismic Principles Practice Exams for the California Special Civil Engineer Examination There's nothing like a practice exam to test an examinee's readiness for the actual test. "Seismic Principles Practice Exams" contains two complete practice exams for the special seismic portion of the California civil PE exam (which can be taken in any state.) Solutions are provided. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering
December 2008
by Amr Elnashai, Luigi Di Sarno ISBN: 0470024836 ISBN-13: 9780470024836
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Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering combines aspects of engineering seismology, structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering to assemble the vital components required for a deep understanding of response of structures to earthquake ground motion, from the seismic source to the evaluation of actions and deformation required for design.
The nature of earthquake risk assessment is inherently multi-disciplinary. Whereas Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering addresses only structural safety assessment and design, the problem is cast in its appropriate context by relating structural damage states to societal consequences and expectations, through the fundamental response quantities of stiffness, strength and ductility. The book is designed to support graduate teaching and learning, introduce practicing structural and geotechnical engineers to earthquake analysis and design problems, as well as being a reference book for further studies.
Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering includes material on the nature of earthquake sources and mechanisms, various methods for the characterization of earthquake input motion, damage observed in reconnaissance missions, modeling of structures for the purposes of response simulation, definition of performance limit states, structural and architectural systems for optimal seismic response, and action and deformation quantities suitable for design. The accompanying website at www.wiley.com/go/elnashai contains a comprehensive set of slides illustrating the chapters and appendices. A set of problems with solutions and worked-through examples is available from the Wley Editorial team.
The book, slides and problem set constitute a tried and tested system for a single-semester graduate course. The approach taken avoids tying the book to a specific regional seismic design code of practice and ensures its global appeal to graduate students and practicing engineers.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Civil & Structural Engineering Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam
6th Edition   December 2007
by Alan Williams ISBN: 1427761256 ISBN-13: 9781427761255
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Civil & Structural Engineering Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam Civil & Structural Engineering: Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam, 6th Edition reflects the current structural design standards for the PE Structural I and II exams, this text has everything civil and structural engineers need to prepare for the seismic design topics.
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  • Code specific, including ACI 318-05
  • Over 75 solved examples
  • Contains USCS units

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    Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures
    November 2007
    by SK Duggal ISBN: 0195688171 ISBN-13: 9780195688177
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    Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures Designed to serve as a textbook for students pursuing a B tech or BE program in civil engineering, Earthquake-resistant Design of Structures explains the different sources of damage that can be triggered by an earthquake and the conceptual method of earthquake-resistant design. The book will also be useful for postgraduate students of civil engineering, practicing engineers, and architects.
    The various topics in the book are presented in a systematic manner to ease understanding of concepts. After an introduction to earthquakes and ground motion, the easy-to-understand textbook provides detail chapters on structures and soli in terms of their seismic response. The need for placing importance on conceptual design is covered in detail by enumerating factors that cause damage and offering guidelines for efficient seismic-resistant design. The book emphasizes structural damage induced by vibration on timber, masonry, concrete, and steel buildings. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering
    February 2007
    by Izuru Takewaki ISBN: 0080453090 ISBN-13: 9780080453095
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    Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering Since the occurrence of earthquakes and their properties are very uncertain even with the present knowledge, it is too difficult to define reasonable design ground motions especially for important buildings. In the seismic resistant design of building structures, the concept of 'performance-based design' has become a new paradigm guaranteeing the maximum satisfaction of building owners. The quality and reliability of the performance-based design certainly depend on the scientific rationality of design ground motions. In order to overcome this problem, a new paradigm has to be posed. To the author's knowledge, the concept of 'critical excitation' and the structural design based upon this concept can become one of such new paradigms. This book introduces a new probabilistic and energy-based critical excitation approach to overcome several problems in the scientific and rational modelling of ground motions. The author hopes that this book will help the development of new seismic-resistant design methods of buildings for such unpredicted or unpredictable ground motions.
  • First comprehensive book for critical excitation methods
  • Including updated, cutting-edge research
  • Applicable to other worst-case analysis problems
  • Including comprehensive review of critical excitation methods
  • Including verification by comprehensive recorded ground motions
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    Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design
    January 2007
    by Charles K. Erdey ISBN: 0470048433 ISBN-13: 9780470048436
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    Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design Learn to design code-compliant, earthquake-resistant structures with this practical guide
    Earthquake Engineering demonstrates how to design structural members and joints for seismic resistance. The text guides readers through dozens of structural designs, documenting how to perform each step, make the necessary calculations, and adhere to relevant design codes. Most other texts on seismic design focus on theory and the construction of idealized structures; this text is a radical departure, presenting actual tested design methodologies that protect structures from the devastation of earthquakes.
    All the design methods presented by the author comply with the current U.S. building codes. References to these codes are provided throughout the text, helping readers understand how they are integrated into an overall structural design.
    This text, with its many worked problems, is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Now that the seismic engineering provisions of the IBC Code apply to the entire United States, this text should also guide practicing engineers not yet exposed to seismic design in designing code-compliant, earthquake-resistant structures. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Dynamics of Structures
    3rd Edition   September 2006
    by Anil K. Chopra ISBN: 0131561748 ISBN-13: 9780131561748
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    Dynamics of Structures Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering. The text includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed and the manner of presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated, to make the book suitable for self-study by students and professional engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Earthquake Engineering Handbook
    September 2002
    by Wai-Fah Chen, Chen Chen ISBN: 0849300681 ISBN-13: 9780849300684
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    Earthquake Engineering Handbook Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena - they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishings within a home. Successful earthquake engineering therefore requires a broad background in subjects, ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the impact of these effects on foundations, buildings, structures, the infrastructure, and even their social and economic impact.
    The Earthquake Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive resource that covers the spectrum of topics relevant to designing for and mitigating earthquakes. In it, international experts present engineering practices, research, and developments in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim countries. The emphasis is on professional applications, with discussion ranging from basic dynamics and geoscience to new technologies intended to avoid rather than resist the forces of earthquakes.
    Covering both traditional and innovative practices, the Earthquake Engineering Handbook is the first professional reference that brings together all of earthquake engineering's many facets. Formulas, tables, and illustrations give immediate answers to questions arising in practice, and summaries of the essential elements of each topic paint a global picture from which readers can develop understanding and the ability to think beyond the results presented. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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