Multi-hazard Approaches to Civil Infrastructure Engineering

Editors: Gardoni, Paolo, LaFave, James M. (Eds.)

  • Stands as the first and only book fully dedicated to the emerging, critical issue of mitigating multi-hazards
  • Provides a highly interdisciplinary perspective featuring contributions from international experts in hazard mitigation
  • Offers context to frame engineering solutions with contributions from public policy, sociology, and legal scholars related to multi-hazards
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This collection focuses on the development of novel approaches to address one of the most pressing challenges of civil engineering, namely the mitigation of natural hazards.  Numerous engineering books to date have focused on, and illustrate considerable progress toward, mitigation of individual hazards (earthquakes, wind, and so forth.).  The current volume addresses concerns related to overall safety, sustainability and resilience of the built environment when subject to multiple hazards:  natural disaster events that are concurrent and either correlated (e.g., wind and surge); uncorrelated (e.g., earthquake and flood); cascading (e.g., fire following earthquake); or uncorrelated and occurring at different times (e.g., wind and earthquake). The authors examine a range of specific topics including methodologies for vulnerability assessment of structures, new techniques to reduce the system demands through control systems; instrumentation, monitoring and condition assessment of structures and foundations; new techniques for repairing structures that have suffered damage during past events, or for structures that have been found in need of strengthening; development of new design provisions that consider multiple hazards, as well as questions from law and the humanities relevant to the management of natural and human-made hazards.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Multi-hazard Approaches to Civil Infrastructure Engineering: Mitigating Risks and Promoting Resilence

    Gardoni, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Correlated Maps for Regional Multi-Hazard Analysis: Ideas for a Novel Approach

    Bocchini, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 15-39

  • Supporting Life Cycle Management of Bridges Through Multi-Hazard Reliability and Risk Assessment

    Padgett, Jamie E. (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Natural Hazard Probabilistic Risk Assessment Through Surrogate Modeling

    Taflanidis, Alexandros A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-86

  • Risk and Decision-Making for Extreme Events: Climate Change and Terrorism

    Stewart, Mark G.

    Pages 87-103

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29713-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29711-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi-hazard Approaches to Civil Infrastructure Engineering
Editors
  • Paolo Gardoni
  • James M. LaFave
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29713-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29713-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29711-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 573
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 165 illustrations in colour
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