Basic Earthquake Engineering

From Seismology to Analysis and Design

Authors: Sucuoğlu, Halûk, Akkar, Sinan

  • Covers the seismic hazard, the basics of seismotectonics, and the fundamentals of earthquake engineering
  • Meets the future professional needs of senior undergraduate students by explaining the principles of earthquake-resistant design
  • Includes useful sample problems on earthquake-resistant design of frame and frame-shear wall systems
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This book provides senior undergraduate students, master students and structural engineers who do not have a background in the field with core knowledge of structural earthquake engineering that will be invaluable in their professional lives. The basics of seismotectonics, including the causes, magnitude, and intensity of earthquakes, are first explained. Then the book introduces basic elements of seismic hazard analysis and presents the concept of a seismic hazard map for use in seismic design. Subsequent chapters cover key aspects of the response analysis of simple systems and building struc­tures to earthquake ground motions, design spectrum, the adoption of seismic analysis procedures in seismic design codes, seismic design principles and seismic design of reinforced concrete structures. Helpful worked examples on seismic analysis of linear, nonlinear and base isolated buildings, earthquake-resistant design of frame and frame-shear wall systems are included, most of which can be solved using a hand calculator.

About the authors

Haluk Sucuoğlu is full professor of Civil Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, where he also manages the Building and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory.  In addition, he is a member of teaching staff on the earthquake engineering program at Pavia University, Rose School, Italy. Professor Sucuoğlu is the current chairman of the Turkish Earthquake Engineering Association and he represents Turkey in the International Association of Earthquake Engineers (IAEE).  He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals.

Sinan Akkar is professor of Civil Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and also a member of teaching staff on the earthquake engineering program at Pavia University, Rose School, Italy. His main research interests are displacement-based seismic assessment and prediction of strong ground-motion parameters for seismic design.  Professor Akkar is currently the Principal Investigator of the Turkish National Strong Motion Project and the NATO Project Director of the Harmonization of Seismic Hazard Maps for the Western Balkan Countries. He is involved in the Seismic Harmonization in Europe project (SHARE, EC-FP7) as a research member.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Nature of Earthquakes

    Sucuoğlu, Halûk (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Seismic Hazard Assessment

    Sucuoğlu, Halûk (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • Response of Simple Structures to Earthquake Ground Motions

    Sucuoğlu, Halûk (et al.)

    Pages 75-116

  • Earthquake Design Spectra

    Sucuoğlu, Halûk (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

  • Response of Building Frames to Earthquake Ground Motions

    Sucuoğlu, Halûk (et al.)

    Pages 145-201

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eBook $69.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01025-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Earthquake Engineering
Book Subtitle
From Seismology to Analysis and Design
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01026-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01026-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01025-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 288
Number of Illustrations and Tables
222 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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