Earthquake Resistant Concrete Structures

  • Filename: earthquake-resistant-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 9780203860762
  • Release Date: 2010-02-25
  • Number of pages: 607
  • Author: Andreas Kappos
  • Publisher: CRC Press

This book introduces practising engineers and post-graduate students to modern approaches to seismic design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, earthquake resistant design of new buildings and assessment, repair and strengthening of existing buildings.

Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

  • Filename: earthquake-resistant-design-of-structures.
  • ISBN: 0195688171
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: S. K. Duggal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Designed to serve as a textbook for students pursuing a B Tech or BE program in civil engineering, Earthquake-resistant Design of Structures aims to explain the different sources of damage that can be triggered by an earthquake and the conceptual method of earthquake-resistant design. The book would also be useful for postgraduate students of civil engineering, practising engineers, and architects. The various topics in the book are presented in a systematic manner to ease understanding of concepts. After an introduction to earthquakes and ground motion, the easy-to-understand textbook provides detailed chapters on structures and soil in terms of their seismic response. The need for placing importance on conceptual design is covered in detail by enumerating factors that cause damage and offering guidelines for efficient seismic-resistant design. The book emphasizes structural damage induced by vibration on timber, masonry, concrete, and steel buildings.


  • Filename: earthquake-resistant-design-of-structures.
  • ISBN: 8120328922
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 660
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

This comprehensive and well-organized book presents the concepts and principles of earthquake resistant design of structures in an easy-to-read style. The use of these principles helps in the implementation of seismic design practice. The book adopts a step-by-step approach, starting from the fundamentals of structural dynamics to application of seismic codes in analysis and design of structures. The text also focusses on seismic evaluation and retrofitting of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings. The text has been enriched with a large number of diagrams and solved problems to reinforce the understanding of the concepts. Intended mainly as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering, this text would also be of considerable benefit to practising engineers, architects, field engineers and teachers in the field of earthquake resistant design of structures.

Earthquake Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings

  • Filename: earthquake-resistant-design-of-masonry-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9781783262526
  • Release Date: 1999-07-05
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Miha Tomazevic
  • Publisher: World Scientific

In the last few decades, a considerable amount of experimental and analytical research on the seismic behaviour of masonry walls and buildings has been carried out. The investigations resulted in the development of methods for seismic analysis and design, as well as new technologies and construction systems. After many centuries of traditional use and decades of allowable stress design, clear concepts for limit state verification of masonry buildings under earthquake loading have recently been introduced in codes of practice. Although this book is not a review of the state-of-the-art of masonry structures in earthquake zones, an attempt has been made to balance the discussion on recent code requirements, state-of-the-art methods of earthquake-resistant design and the author's research work, in order to render the book useful for a broader application in design practice. An attempt has also been made to present, in a condensed but easy to understand way, all the information needed for earthquake-resistant design of masonry buildings constructed using traditional systems. The basic concepts of limit state verification are presented and equations for seismic resistance verification of masonry walls of all types of construction, (unreinforced, confined and reinforced) as well as masonry-infilled reinforced concrete frames, are addressed. A method for seismic resistance verification, compatible with recent code requirements, is also discussed. In all cases, experimental results are used to explain the proposed methods and equations. An important part of this book is dedicated to the discussion of the problems of repair, retrofit and rehabilitation of existing masonry buildings, including historical structures in urban centres. Methods of strengthening masonry walls as well as improving the structural integrity of existing buildings are described in detail. Wherever possible, experimental evidence regarding the effectiveness of the proposed strengthening methods is given. Contents:Earthquakes and Seismic Performance of Masonry BuildingsMasonry Materials and Construction SystemsArchitectural and Structural Concepts of Earthquake-Resistant Building ConfigurationFloors and RoofsBasic Concepts of Limit States Verification of Seismic Resistance of Masonry BuildingsSeismic Resistance Verification of Structural WallsMasonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete FramesSeismic Resistance Verification of Masonry BuildingsRepair and Strengthening of Masonry Buildings Readership: Practising engineers and students.

Concrete structures in earthquake regions

  • Filename: concrete-structures-in-earthquake-regions.
  • ISBN: 0582052882
  • Release Date: 1994-04
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Edmund D. Booth
  • Publisher: Longman Pub Group

Earthquakes pose one of the greatest challenges to structural designers. The last ten years have seen great human and economic loss from the collapse of concrete structures following earthquakes in Mexico City, Turkey, California and elsewhere. Many of the world's largest conurbations continue to face a major seismic threat. Recent significant advances have been made in design, analysis and construction technologies for earthquake resistant concrete structures and have led to the need for an up-to-date survey of current practice. Concrete Structures in Earthquake Regions: Design and Analysis provides this survey. The comprehensive coverage will guide engineers through the new technology and practices in this highly complex area of construction. Coverage includes: an overview of earthquake resistant design; choice of earthquake resisting system; analysis for earthquake effects; behaviour of reinforced concrete under cyclic loading; design of frames, shear walls and diaphragms; codes of practice; soils and foundations; base isolation; bridges, dams and industrial chimneys. Key features: provides a fundamental understanding of structural behaviour with practical solutions to design problems; emphasis is on reinforced concrete, with extensive additional coverage of precast and prestressed concrete; includes a major review of current research knowledge on seismic response of concrete; and presents and compares seismic code requirements for the United States, New Zealand, Japan and Europe. This is an essential reference for practicing civil and structural engineers and architects involved with projects in earthquake regions. Undergraduate and advanced students of earthquake engineering willwelcome the comprehensive and approachable coverage.


  • Filename: design-of-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 8120332776
  • Release Date: 2008-07-07
  • Number of pages: 612
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

This text primarily analyses different methods of design of concrete structures as per IS 456: 2000 (Plain and Reinforced Concrete—Indian Standard Code of Practice, 4th revision, Bureau of Indian Standards). It gives greater emphasis on the limit state method so as to illustrate the acceptable limits for the safety and serviceability requirements of structures. Besides dealing with yield line analysis for slabs, the book explains the working stress method and its use for designing reinforced concrete tension members, theory of redistribution of moments, and earthquake resistant design of structures. This well-structured book develops an effective understanding of the theory through numerous solved problems, presenting step-by-step calculations. The use of SP-16 (Design Aids for Reinforced Concrete to IS: 456–1978) has also been explained in solving the problems. KEY FEATURES : Instructional Objectives at the beginning of the chapter highlight important concepts. Summary at the end of the chapter to help student revise key points. Sixty-nine solved illustrative examples presenting step-by-step calculations. Chapter-end exercises to test student’s understanding of the concepts. Forty Tests to enable students to gauge their preparedness for actual exams. This comprehensive text is suitable for undergraduate students of civil engineering and architecture. It can also be useful to professional engineers.

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

  • Filename: seismic-design-of-reinforced-concrete-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9780071839457
  • Release Date: 2014-10-06
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: Jack Moehle
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Complete coverage of earthquake-resistant concrete building design Written by a renowned seismic engineering expert, this authoritative resource discusses the theory and practice for the design and evaluation of earthquakeresisting reinforced concrete buildings. The book addresses the behavior of reinforced concrete materials, components, and systems subjected to routine and extreme loads, with an emphasis on response to earthquake loading. Design methods, both at a basic level as required by current building codes and at an advanced level needed for special problems such as seismic performance assessment, are described. Data and models useful for analyzing reinforced concrete structures as well as numerous illustrations, tables, and equations are included in this detailed reference. Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings covers: Seismic design and performance verification Steel reinforcement Concrete Confined concrete Axially loaded members Moment and axial force Shear in beams, columns, and walls Development and anchorage Beam-column connections Slab-column and slab-wall connections Seismic design overview Special moment frames Special structural walls Gravity framing Diaphragms and collectors Foundations

Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings

  • Filename: wind-and-earthquake-resistant-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9780849338090
  • Release Date: 2004-12-15
  • Number of pages: 912
  • Author: Bungale S. Taranath
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Developed as a resource for practicing engineers, while simultaneously serving as a text in a formal classroom setting, Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings provides a fundmental understanding of the behavior of steel, concrete, and composite building structures. The text format follows, in a logical manner, the typical process of designing a building, from the first step of determining design loads, to the final step of evaluating its behavior for unusual effects. Includes a worksheet that takes the drudgery out of estimating wind response. The book presents an in-depth review of wind effects and outlines seismic design, highlighting the dymamic behavior of buildings. It covers the design and detailing the requirements of steel, concrete, and composite buidlings assigned to seismic design categories A through E. The author explains critical code specific items and structural concepts by doing the nearly impossible feat of addressing the history, reason for existence, and intent of major design provisions of the building codes. While the scope of the book is intentionally broad, it provides enough in-depth coverage to make it useful for structural engineers in all stages of their careers.

Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings

  • Filename: earthquake-design-practice-for-buildings.
  • ISBN: 0727729470
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Edmund D. Booth
  • Publisher: Thomas Telford

This book provides comprehensive, practical and easy to read advice for all engineers, designers and analysts of earthquake resistant structures. The entire text is completely revised to account for the many developments that have taken place since the publication of the first edition in 1988. This includes advances in the understanding of how structures and the soils that support them respond to ground shaking, development of new robust forms of earthquake resistant construction, and improved forms of analysis and assessment.

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