Earthquakes are a way of life on Earth, and, whether you live in an area that is often affected by earthquakes or not, every building, every road, every bridge, and, in fact, almost everything constructed by humans in which we walk, sleep, live, sit, or visit, has to be constructed to withstand an earthquake, by following local, regional, or national codes, laws, and regulations. Further to this, the science and engineering behind these constructions go further than what is mandated by government as a part of their practice. All construction, and, in general, all life on Earth, has some risk of seismic impacts. A comprehensive description of any seismic action may be given only on a probabilistic basis and, in general, is very bulky and quite uncertain. However, for a variety of structures or systems that meet fairly simple models of behavior during earthquakes, a general description of the seismic action is not required, for prediction of the status of such facilities or systems may be sufficient to define one or more common parameters of seismic impact. Thus, it makes sense to search for optimal parameters of influence in which optimality is understood with the greatest ease with sufficient information. This book contains a description of several models of seismic effects and examples of implementation of these models at specific sites. Using this information, scientists and engineers can design structures that are stronger, safer, and longer-lasting. It is a must-have for any scientist, engineer, or student working in or researching seismic loads and constructions with a view toward withstanding seismic activity.
Seismic Loads: Victor Lyatkher
Base-isolated Bridges Under Seismic Loads:A Numerical Study on the Influence of Different Bearing Systems Mario Rinke
Load-carrying capacity and seismic behaviour of masonry arch bridges:From laboratory testing to structural assessment Stefano De Santis
Seismic evaluation of joints before and after retrofitting:Seismic evaluation of RC beam column joint (t-joint) strengthened with FRP wrapping under cyclic load Ankit Gupta
Seismic Vulnerability of Structures:Designed in Accordance with the Allowable Stress Design and Load Resistant Factor Design Methods Amirali Moradi
This book presents a simplified approach to earthquake engineering by developing the fragility curve for regular and irregular moment-resisting frames based on different types of structural material, height, and ground motion records. It examines six sets of concrete and steel frames, which vary in terms of their height (3-, 6- and 9-storey) and include regular and irregular frames. Each structure frame was designed based on Eurocode 2 and 3 with the aid of Eurocode 8 for earthquake loading. The SAP2000 software was used as the main tool for the pushover analysis and incremental dynamic analysis. Readers are first provided with background information on the development of nonlinear analysis in earthquake engineering. Subsequently, each chapter begins with a detailed explanation of the collapse of the structures and the application in nonlinear analysis. As such, the book will greatly benefit students from both public and private institutions of higher, particularly those who are dealing with the subject of earthquake engineering for the first time. It also offers a valuable guide for Civil Engineering practitioners and researchers who have an interest in structural and earthquake engineering. Fadzli Mohamed Nazri is currently a Senior Lecturer of Structural Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK in 2012. His areas of expertise include earthquake engineering, structural analysis and numerical simulation/modelling. He has also written a book titled Predicting the Collapse Load of Moment-Resisting-Steel-Frame (MRSF) Structure under Earthquake Excitation , which was published in 2015.
Effects of Load Pattern on the Performance of RC Columns:Seismic Performance of Bridge Columns Subjected to Various Load Patterns Asad Esmaeily
Irregular engineering structures are subjected to complicated additional loads which are often beyond conventional design models developed for traditional, simplified plane models. This book covers detailed research and recent progress in seismic engineering dealing with seismic behaviour of irregular and set-back engineering structures. Experimental results as well as special topics of modern design are discussed in detail. In addition, recent progress in seismology, wave propagation and seismic engineering, which provides novel, modern modelling of complex seismic loads, is reported. Particular emphasis is placed on the newly developed rotational, seismic ground-motion effects. This book is a continuation of an earlier monograph which appeared in the same Springer series in 2013 (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400753761).