Earthquake-Resistant Structures: Design, Build and Retrofit

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-25
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd

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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

Table of Contents

Design, Build and Retrofit
Seismology and Seismicity
History and Classification of Earthquakes
Common Features between Recurring Earthquakes
Study of Indian Ocean Tsunamis and the Pacific Tsunamis
Local Seismicity, Fault Locations, Tectonic Plate Movements
Foundation Types and Reactions
Standard Formulae for Soil Science
Foundation Vibrations
Foundation Types
Design and Retrofit of Structures
Rise and High Rise Buildings
Single and Multi-span Bridges
Dams and Nuclear Facilities
Seismic Design & Retrofit Techniques
Preservation of Heritage Buildings by Strengthening
Tensile Strength of Existing Masonry Buildings Improvement
Strategies for Resisting Earthquakes
Compliance with Construction Codes
Seismic Resistant Techniques in USA, Russia and Japan
Hot and Cold Weather Concreting Techniques
Strapping and Tying Footings
Developing Local and New Lightweight Materials, LYTAG, FRP and Ferrocement
Innovative Segmental and Precast Concrete Construction
Use of Integral Abutment Bridge Frames Appendices
Seismic Maps and Zoning
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