Fundamentals of Earthquake-Resistant Construction / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Earthquake-Resistant Construction / Edition 1

by Ellis L. Krinitzsky, E. L. Krinitzsky, Krinitzsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471839817

ISBN-13: 9780471839811

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Wiley

Written for engineers without a background in seismic design. Provides design standards and parameters, explaining how to interpret and apply them. Examines and recommends procedures to accommodate the enormous forces and variations in effects common to major earthquakes. Covers practical aspects of soil behavior and structural and foundation design. Gives tips on

Overview

Written for engineers without a background in seismic design. Provides design standards and parameters, explaining how to interpret and apply them. Examines and recommends procedures to accommodate the enormous forces and variations in effects common to major earthquakes. Covers practical aspects of soil behavior and structural and foundation design. Gives tips on special construction situations: foundations, dams and retaining walls, strengthening existing structures and construction over active faults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471839811
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides Series, #51
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

CAUSES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF EARTHQUAKES.

Basics.

Concepts and Definitions.

Seismological Evaluation.

Geological Evaluation.

Forms of Ground Motions.

Selecting Design Motions.

SELECTION OF THE DESIGN MOTIONS FOR EARTHQUAKES.

Maps of Seismic Zones and Seismic Ground Motions.

Procedures for Selecting Earthquake Ground Motions.

Role of Codes and Empirical Procedures.

DESIGNS FOR EARTHQUAKES.

Acquisition and Evaluation of Geotechnical Data.

Landslides and Slope Stability.

Liquefaction.

Foundation Design.

Structural Design.

Retaining Structures.

Dams.

Construction Over Active Faults.

Strengthening Existing Structures.

Appendices.

Index.

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