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Fundamentals of Earthquake-resistant Construction : Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides - Ellis L. Krinitzsky

Fundamentals of Earthquake-resistant Construction

Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides

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Published: 5th January 1993
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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.

CAUSES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF EARTHQUAKES.

Basics.

Concepts and Definitions.

Seismological Evaluation.

Geological Evaluation.

Forms of Ground Motions.

Selecting Design Motions.

SELECTION OF THE DESIGN MOTIONS FOR EARTHQUAKES.

Maps of Seismic Zones and Seismic Ground Motions.

Procedures for Selecting Earthquake Ground Motions.

Role of Codes and Empirical Procedures.

DESIGNS FOR EARTHQUAKES.

Acquisition and Evaluation of Geotechnical Data.

Landslides and Slope Stability.

Liquefaction.

Foundation Design.

Structural Design.

Retaining Structures.

Dams.

Construction Over Active Faults.

Strengthening Existing Structures.

Appendices.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471839811
ISBN-10: 0471839817
Series: Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 5th January 1993
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.0
Edition Number: 1