Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

Seismic Risk Assessment and Retrofitting

With Special Emphasis on Existing Low Rise Structures

Editors: Ilki, A., Karadogan, F., Pala, S., Yuksel, E. (Eds.)

  • Chapter writers are among the best experts in their fields
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  • Offers the most recent knowledge on the subject
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Many more people are coming to live in earthquake-prone areas, especially urban ones. Many such areas contain low-rise, low-cost housing, while little money is available to retrofit the buildings to avoid total collapse and thus potentially save lives. The lack of money, especially in developing countries, is exacerbated by difficulties with administration, implementation and public awareness.

The future of modern earthquake engineering will come to be dominated by new kinds of measuring technologies, new materials developed especially for low-rise, low-cost buildings, simpler and thus lower cost options for retrofitting, cost cutting and raising public awareness.

The book covers all the areas involved in this complex issue, from the prevention of total building collapse, through improvement techniques, to legal, financial, taxation and social issues.

The contributors have all made valuable contributions in their own particular fields; all of them are or have been closely involved with the issues that can arise in seismic zones in any country. The recent research results published here offer invaluable pointers to practicing engineers and administrators, as well as other scientists whose work involves saving the lives and property of the many millions of people who live and work in hazardous buildings.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Seismic Monitoring to Assess Performance of Structures in Near-Real Time: Recent Progress

    Çelebi, Mehmet

    Pages 1-24

  • Dance for Modern Times: Insurance, Economic Stability and Building Strength

    Chávez-López, Gabriela

    Pages 25-37

  • A Critical Review of Current Assessment Procedures

    Mola, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 39-69

  • Risk Management and a Rapid Scoring Technique for Collapse Vulnerability of RC Buildings

    Tezcan, Semih S. (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

  • The Importance of Plan-Wise Irregularity

    Negro, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 91-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seismic Risk Assessment and Retrofitting
Book Subtitle
With Special Emphasis on Existing Low Rise Structures
Editors
  • Alper Ilki
  • Faruk Karadogan
  • Sumru Pala
  • Ercan Yuksel
Series Title
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2681-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2681-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2680-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3066-3
Series ISSN
1573-6059
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 495
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