This book examines the recent developments in computerized structural analysis and finite element analysis to re-appraise existing approximate techniques and to define their scope and limits more accurately. The book proposes new techniques and provides many numerical examples and comparisons with 'accurate' methods.
This accessible guide to seismic design examines what earthquakes do to buildings and what can be done to improve building response to earthquakes. International examples and photographs are included as important learning aids in understanding the effects of earthquakes on structures.
Complete, practical coverage of the evaluation, analysis, and design and code requirements of seismic isolation systems.
Based on the concept of reducing seismic demand rather than increasing the earthquake resistance capacity of structures, seismic isolation is a surprisingly simple approach to earthquake protection. However, proper application of this technology within complex seismic design code requirements is both complicated and difficult.
Design of Seismic Isolated Structures provides complete, up-to-date coverage of seismic isolation, complete with a systematic development of concepts in theory and practical application supplemented by numerical examples. This book helps design professionals navigate and understand the ideas and procedures involved in the analysis, design, and development of specifications for seismic isolated structures. It also provides a framework for satisfying code requirements while retaining the favorable cost-effective and damage control aspects of this new technology. An indispensable resource for practicing and aspiring engineers and architects, Design of Seismic Isolated Structures includes:
* Isolation system components.
* Complete coverage of code provisions for seismic isolation.
* Mechanical characteristics and modeling of isolators.
* Buckling and stability of elastomeric isolators.
* Examples of seismic isolation designs.
* Specifications for the design, manufacture, and testing of isolation devices.
The second volume in a projected series on dynamic analysis and earthquake resistant design, this text includes topics such as: dynamic analysis of soil-structure interaction system, rupture of ground due to earthquake and its prediciton, basic method response calculations and nonlinear problems.
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Fully updated coverage of earthquake-resistant engineering techniques, regulations, and codes
This thoroughly revised resource offers cost-effective earthquake engineering methods and practical instruction on underlying structural dynamics concepts. Earthquake Engineering, Third Edition, teaches how to analyze the behavior of structures under seismic excitation and features up-to-date details on the design and construction of earthquake-resistant steel and reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, and isolated systems. All applicable requirements are fully explained--including the 2015 International Building Code and the latest ACI, AISC, and AASHTO codes and regulations. Advanced chapters cover seismic isolation, synthetic earthquakes, foundation design, and geotechnical aspects such as liquefaction.Earthquake Engineering, Third Edition, covers:
- Characteristics of earthquakes
- Linear elastic dynamic analysis
- Nonlinear and inelastic dynamic analysis
- Behavior of structures under seismic excitation
- Design of earthquake-resistant buildings (IBC)
- Seismic provisions of reinforced concrete structures (ACI code)
- Introduction to seismic provisions of steel structures (AISC code)
- Design of earthquake-resistant bridges (AASHTO code)
- Geotechnical aspects and foundations
- Synthetic earthquakes
- Introduction to seismic isolation
Earthquakes are large-scale disturbances caused by massive wave propagations that are triggered by tectonic plate convergence or divergence. Earthquake engineering is an interdisciplinary field that is concerned with the structural analysis and study of large constructions such as buildings or bridges with the objective of making such structures more earthquake-resistant. This discipline also encompasses the study of the nature of seismic waves, their propagation and control. It also includes examining seismic design requirements and implementing earthquake-resistant architecture methods, materials and techniques. This book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of earthquake engineering and recent researches in this field. Chapters compiled herein provide thorough information about the key concepts and theories related to this discipline while also foregrounding the advances made in this field of study. This book, with its detailed analyses and data, will prove immensely beneficial to professionals and students involved in this area at various levels.
Earthquake engineering is a field of engineering, which includes designing, and analyzing structures with respect to seismic loading. The main goal of earthquake engineering is to make structures, which are more earthquake resistant and resilient. The field is rapidly evolving with a major focus on protecting the society, and the environment by minimizing the seismic risk to socially and economically acceptable levels. The field includes concepts like seismic design, failure mode, earthquake-resistant construction, etc. Seismic vibration control devices are used in building structures to reduce the potential impact of earthquakes. This book includes contributions of experts and scientists, which will provide innovative insights into this field. It studies, analyzes and upholds the pillars of earthquake engineering and its utmost significance in modern times. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with the study of earthquake engineering will benefit alike from this text.
This book provides comprehensive insights into the fields of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. It comprises of research work contributed by various experts and researchers in the field of earthquake engineering. Both these disciplines focus on providing solutions to the problems created by damaging earthquakes, by planning, designing, constructing and managing earthquake-resistant structures and facilities. The significant studies included in this book, chart new and vital directions of research in the field of seismology. Several studies included discuss the probability of structural damages, others present approaches related to mitigating the risks of structural damage caused by earthquakes. Through this book, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new concepts of these disciplines. This book studies, analyses and upholds the pillar of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. It is a ripe text for engineers, seismologists, geologists, researchers and students associated with these fields.
In 1998 Armenia was commemorating the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic Spitak earthquake. The Second International Conference on "Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction" sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and United Nation's International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR) was held in dedication to that event between 14-21 September (later referred to as Yerevan Conference). The Yerevan Conference has been organized by the National Survey for Seismic Protection (NSSP) of the Republic of Armenia. All level's decision-makers (from the ministers to the local authorities), politicians, scientists, leaders of the executive and legislative powers, psychologists, leading businessmen, representatives from the private sector and the media as well as from the International Organizations have been invited by the Armenian NSSP to take part in joint discussion of the Seismic Risk Reduction Problem for the first time in the history of such forums. Armenian NSSP's such initiative has been triggered by the experience of the Spitak earthquake and other disasters. They showed that it will be possible to reduce the risks, posed by the natural disaster, only through the common efforts of all the community in co-operation with the International institutions.