Earthquake-Resistant Structures: Design, Build, and Retrofit

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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.

Written by a world renowned author and educator
Seismic design and retrofitting techniques for all structures
Tools improve current building and bridge designs
Latest methods for building earthquake-resistant structures
Combines physical and geophysical science with structural engineering

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"There is a broad range of material presented, including observations drawn from a number of case studies,...These are used to illustrate topics of importance both in design and post-earthquake reconstruction." — The Structural Engineer, July 2014
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856175012
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/8/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Seismology and Seismicity
Chapter 1 History and Classification of Earthquakes,
Chapter 2 Common Features between Recurring Earthquakes
Chapter 3 Study of Indian Ocean Tsunamis and the Pacific Tsunamis
Chapter 4 Local Seismicity, Fault Locations, Tectonic Plate Movements
Part Two: Foundation Types and Reactions
Chapter 5 Standard Formulae for Soil Science
Chapter 6 Foundation Vibrations
Chapter 7 Foundation Types
Part Three: Design and Retrofit of Structures
Chapter 8 Rise and High Rise Buildings
Chapter 9 Single and Multi-span Bridges
Chapter 10 Dams and Nuclear Facilities
Chapter 11 Seismic Design & Retrofit Techniques
Chapter 12 Preservation of Heritage Buildings by Strengthening
Chapter 13 Tensile Strength of Existing Masonry Buildings Improvement
Part Four: Strategies for Resisting Earthquakes
Chapter 14 Compliance with Construction Codes
Chapter 15 Seismic Resistant Techniques in USA, Russia and Japan
Chapter 16 Hot and Cold Weather Concreting Techniques
Chapter 17 Strapping and Tying Footings
Chapter 18 Developing Local and New Lightweight Materials, LYTAG, FRP and FERROCEMENT
Chapter 19 Innovative Segmental and Precast Concrete Construction
Chapter 20 Use of Integral Abutment Bridge Frames
Appendix 1 Seismic Maps and Zoning

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