Earthquake-Resistant Structures, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080949444
  • ISBN-13: 9780080949444
  • DDC: 624.1762
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Dedication Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Seismology and Seismic Engineering.
2: Modern Earthquake Engineering: An Overview.
3: Seismology and Earthquake Effects for Engineers.
4: Seismic Response of Structures to Liquefaction.
5: Earthquake Disasters: Pre- and Post-Earthquake Engineering.
6: Major Earthquakes as the Basis for Code Development.
7: Risk Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation.
8: Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Nuclear Power.
9: Post-Disaster Engineering: The Pakistan Earthquake of 2005.
10: Structural Design and Retrofit.
11: Seismic Bridge Design.
12: Bridge Seismic Retrofit Methods for Seismic Events.
13: Seismic Design for Buildings.
14: Performance-Based Design and Retrofit Methods for Buildings.
15: Solved Examples for Seismic Analysis and Design Addressed in the Text Book Chapters.
Appendix A: Example of Seismic Design of Buildings with QA/QC Check List.
Appendix B: Computer Software for Seismic Analysis and Design of Superstructure and Substructure.
Appendix C: Red Cross and Recommended Survival Kits.
Appendix D: Sample Problem: LRFD Method to Solve Reinforced Concrete Bridge Beam Seismic Problems.
Appendix E: Sample Calculations: To Compute Equivalent Static Lateral Forces and to Determine Vertical Force Distribution.
Appendix F: STAAD-Pro Space Frequencies of Vibration of a Skewed Bridge.
Appendix G: Seismic Analysis Problems.