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Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings : NATO Science Series IV - S. Tanvir Wasti

Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings

NATO Science Series IV

By: S. Tanvir Wasti (Editor), Guney Ozcebe (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st October 2003
ISBN: 9781402016257
Number Of Pages: 546

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This text aims to appeal to specialist engineers with enquiring minds and, in a broader sense, to all who live in buildings, especially those in a seismically active region. While the continual development of building codes permits the design of new construction to resist earthquake loads more effectively, a major problem is that buildings which may once have conformed to past seismic codes become structurally unacceptable according to today's codes and need upgrading or "retrofitting". Poor construction methods also result in buildings that do not conform to any codes. Existing vulnerable buildings that require strengthening in earthquake-prone countries immensely outnumber all recent construction. The health of buildings thus requires assessment and rehabilitation. Seismic assessment ranges from the cataloguing of danger symptoms in individual buildings to structural analyses involving finite element procedures and refined statistical analyses incorporating expert systems, stochastic processes and predictions from available databases. Structures have to be rendered fit for earthquakes, and this book shows why and how, offering the results of cutting-edge research in the area and presenting innovative methods that enable system improvement while the structure remains in use. At the turn of the last century, builders pondering the havoc wreaked by earthquakes had scant resources to guide their reconstruction efforts. A century later, earthquakes continue tragic devastations of our cities, with one important difference - today's builders can turn to a rich literature in earthquake engineering to guide their reconstruction efforts. Topics covered in the text include seismic earthquake strong ground motion, dynamic response of structures, seismic assessment of older hazardous construction, and practical seismic rehabilitation methods derived from extensive laboratory and field research. Many of the contributions have been motivated by the tragic consequences, yet real-world experiences, of the 1999 Kocaeli and Duzce earthquakes in Turkey, and demonstrate the rapid progress that can be inspired by necessity. While the topic of this volume is especially important for Turkey and her neighbours, the lessons learned, and clearly presented here, are universal and should be studied by serious earthquake engineers worldwide.

"At the turn of the last century, builders pondering the havoc wreaked by earthquakes had scant resources to guide their reconstruction efforts. A century later, earthquakes continue tragic devastations of our cities, with one important difference - today's builders can turn to a rich literature in earthquake engineering to guide their reconstruction efforts. This volume on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Buildings is bound to become one of the valued resources of earthquake engineers who are building to reduce the tragedies of future earthquakes.
The volume is filled with brilliant contributions from renowned experts in earthquake engineering. Topics include seismic earthquake strong ground motion, dynamic response of structures, seismic assessment of older hazardous construction, and practical seismic rehabilitation methods derived from extensive laboratory and field research. Many of the contributions have been motivated by the tragic consequences, yet real-world experiences, of the 1999 Kocaeli and Duzce earthquakes in Turkey, and demonstrate the rapid progress that can be inspired by necessity. While the topic of this volume is especially important for Turkey and her neighbors, the lessons learned and clearly presented are universal and should be studied by serious earthquake engineers worldwide.
Among the volume's contents is a quote from W. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene III: "Are you not mov'd, when all the sway of earth Shakes like a thing unfirm?"
The earthquake engineering community can be thankful that Professors S. Tanvir Wasti and Guney OEzcebe, Middle East Technical University, were moved to organize the workshop and associated papers that form the contents of this memorable volume. Their effort, documented in this volume, is one of great and lasting value."
(Jack Moehle, Professor and Director, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley (July 2003)

Bringing to Buildings the Healing Touch.- The Velocity of Displacement.- Preliminary Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings In Turkey.- Parameters Affecting Damageability of Reinforced Concrete Members.- Parameters Affecting Damageability of Reinforced Concrete Members.- Peak Ground Velocity Sensitive Deformation Demands and a Rapid Damage Assessment Approach.- Simple Survey Procedures for Seismic Risk Assessment in Urban Building Stocks.- The Use of Microtremors for Soil and Site Characterisation and Microzonation Applications.- Estimation of Earthquake Damage Probabilities for Reinforced Concrete Buildings.- Just How Prescient are our Building Damage Predictions?.- Condition Assessment Techniques Used for Non-Building Structures.- Seismic Assessment of Existing RC Buildings.- Experimental Research on Vulnerability and Retrofitting of Old-Type RC Columns under Cyclic Loading.- Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Seismic Rehabilitation in Colombia.- Strengthening of Infilled Walls with CFRP Sheets.- Structural Behaviour of Ordinary RC Bare and Brittle Partitioned Frames with and Without Lap Splice Deficiency.- Seismic Retrofit of R/C Frames with CFRP Overlays.- Experimental Response of a Precast Infill Wall System.- A Comparative Study on The Strengthening of RC Frames.- Occupant Friendly Seismic Retrofit (OFR) of RC Framed Buildings.- Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Structures.- Experimental and Analytical Investigation of 1/3-Model R/C Frame-Wall Building Structures PART I (Model Design and Analytical Evaluation of Dynamic Characteristics of the Model).- II (Nonlinear Analytical Prediction of Structural Behavior).- A Building Code is of Value only if it is Enforced.- Educational Aspects of SfP977231 - Spreading the Insight.- Acknowledgments.

ISBN: 9781402016257
ISBN-10: 1402016255
Series: NATO Science Series IV : Book 29
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 546
Published: 31st October 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 1.74