Fundamentals of Earthquake-Resistant Construction / Edition 1

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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.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Pt. 1 Causes and Characteristics of Earthquakes 1
1 Basics 3
2 Concepts and Definitions 9
3 Seismological Evaluation 17
4 Geological Evaluation 35
5 Forms of Ground Motions 46
6 Selecting Design Motions 63
Pt. 2 Selection of the Design Motions for Earthquakes 87
7 Maps of Seismic Zones and Seismic Ground Motions 89
8 Procedures for Selecting Earthquake Ground Motions 102
9 Role of Codes and Empirical Procedures 121
Pt. 3 Designs for Earthquakes 139
10 Acquisition and Evaluation of Geotechnical Data 139
11 Landslides and Slope Stability 153
12 Liquefaction 173
13 Foundation Design 183
14 Structural Design 197
15 Retaining Structures 211
16 Dams 224
17 Construction over Active Faults 234
18 Strengthening Existing Structures 247
Appendix 1: Definitions 257
Appendix 2: Intensity- and Magnitude-Related Earthquake Ground Motions 274
Index 289
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