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Earth Sciences & Geography - Environmental Science & Engineering | Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes

Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes

Dolšek, Matjaž (Ed.)

2011, XIV, 338p. 158 illus., 82 illus. in color.

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  • Helps to protect our build environment against earthquakes
  • Addresses innovative methods for seismic hazard and risk assessment
  • Involves innovative computational tools - web applications
  • Contains contributions from a renowned international authorship

Current knowledge and state-of-the-art developments in topics related to the seismic performance and risk assessment of different types of structures and building stock are addressed in the book, with emphasis on probabilistic methods. The first part addresses the global risk components, as well as seismic hazard and ground motions, whereas the second, more extensive part presents recent advances in methods and tools for the seismic performance and risk assessment of structures. The book contains examples of steel, masonry and reinforced concrete buildings, as well as some examples related to various types of infrastructure, such as bridges and concrete gravity dams. The book's aim is to make a contribution towards the mitigation of seismic risk by presenting advanced methods and tools which can be used to achieve well-informed decision-making, this being the key element for the future protection of the built environment against earthquakes.

This book will be of interest to researchers, postgraduate students and practicing engineers working in the fields of natural hazards, earthquake, structural and geotechnical engineering, and computational mechanics, but it may also be attractive to other experts working in the fields related to social and economic impact of earthquakes.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Design of structures - Fragility and risk analysis - Ground motions - Performance-based earthquake engineering - Seismic hazard

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Environmental Science & Engineering - Natural Hazards

Table of contents 



Part I Global Earthquake Model, Seismic Hazard and Ground Motions

1 Global Earthquake Model: Community-Based Seismic Risk Assessment; Helen Crowley and Rui Pinho 

2 Frameworks for the Consideration of Ground Motion and Seismic Response Uncertainties in Seismic Performance Assessment; Brendon A. Bradley  

3 Design Earthquakes and Conditional Hazard; Iunio Iervolino  

4 Orientation Dependence of Earthquake Ground Motion and Structural Response; Damian N. Grant, Diego Padilla and Paul D. Greening  

Part II Seismic performance Assessment, Risk Analysis and Design of Structures  

5 Some Thoughts on Methods to Compare the Seismic Performance of Alternate Structural Designs; Dimitrios Vamvatsikos  

6 Static Versus Dynamic Methods of Analysis for Estimating Seismic Performance; Michalis Fragiadakis, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos and Mark Aschheim  

7 Seismic Design Modification Factors for Steel SMRFs for Uniform Collapse Safety; Farzin Zareian, Dimitrios G. Lignos and Helmut Krawinkler  

8 Tools and Strategies for the Performance-Based Seismic  Assessment of Masonry Buildings; Andrea Penna 

9 Explicit Probabilistic Seismic Design of RC Structures  Through an Elastic Proxy;  Paolo Franchin and Paolo Emilio Pinto

10 Structural Optimization: An Assessment Approach  of Design Procedures Against Earthquake Hazard; Chara Ch. Mitropoulou, Nikos D. Lagaros and Manolis Papadrakakis

11 Simplified Estimation of Seismic Risk for Buildings with Consideration of Structural Ageing; Daniel Celarec, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos and Matjaž Dolšek

12 A Toolbox and Web Application for the Seismic  Performance Assessment of Buildings; Matjaž Dolšek et al.

13 Recent Advances in the Seismic Analysis and Design of RC Bridges in Slovenia; Tatjana Isakovic´ and Matej Fischinger

14 A Multi-Platform Simulation Alternative for the  Performance-Based Design of Interactive Soil-Bridge Systems;  Anastasios G. Sextos

15 The Role of Probabilistic Methods in Evaluating  the Seismic Risk of Concrete Dams; Alessio Lupoi and Carlo Callari


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