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Earthquake Resistant Design and Risk Reduction, 2nd edition is based upon global research and development work over the last 50 years or more, and follows the author’s series of three books Earthquake Resistant Design, 1st and 2nd editions (1977 and 1987), and Earthquake Risk Reduction (2003). Many advances have been made since the 2003 edition of Earthquake Risk Reduction, and there is every sign that this rate of progress will continue apace in the years to come. Compiled from the author’s wide design and research experience in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, this key text provides an excellent treatment of the complex multidisciplinary process of earthquake resistant design and risk reduction. New topics include the creation of low-damage structures and the spatial distribution of ground shaking near large fault ruptures. Sections on guidance for developing countries, response of buildings to differential settlement in liquefaction, performance-based and displacement-based design and the architectural aspects of earthquake resistant design are heavily revised. This book: Outlines individual national weaknesses that contribute to earthquake risk to people and property Calculates the seismic response of soils and structures, using the structural continuum “Subsoil – Substructure – Superstructure – Non–structure” Evaluates the effectiveness of given design and construction procedures for reducing casualties and financial losses Provides guidance on the key issue of choice of structural form Presents earthquake resistant design methods for the main four structural materials – steel, concrete, reinforced masonry and timber – as well as for services equipment, plant and non-structural architectural components Contains a chapter devoted to problems involved in improving (retrofitting) the existing built environment This book is an invaluable reference and guiding tool to practising civil and structural engineers and architects, researchers and postgraduate students in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, local governments and risk management officials. Content: Chapter 1 Earthquake Risk Reduction (pages 1–14): Chapter 2 The Nature of Earthquakes (pages 15–25): Chapter 3 Determination of Site Characteristics (pages 27–44): Chapter 4 Seismic Hazard Assessment (pages 45–129): Chapter 5 Seismic Response of Soils and Structures (pages 131–201): Chapter 6 Earthquake Vulnerability of the Built Environment (pages 203–243): Chapter 7 Earthquake Risk Modelling and Management (pages 245–263): Chapter 8 The Design and Construction Process – Choice of Form and Materials (pages 265–309): Chapter 9 Seismic Design of Foundations and Soil?Retaining Structures (pages 311–336): Chapter 10 Design and Detailing of New Structures for Earthquake Ground Shaking (pages 337–449): Chapter 11 Earthquake Resistance of Services, Equipment and Plant (pages 451–474): Chapter 12 Architectural Design and Detailing for Earthquake Resistance (pages 475–484): Chapter 13 Retrofitting (pages 485–509):
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