Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes

Editors: Dolšek, Matjaž (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.

Audience:
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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Global Earthquake Model: Community-Based Seismic Risk Assessment

    Crowley, Helen (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Frameworks for the Consideration of Ground Motion and Seismic Response Uncertainties in Seismic Performance Assessment

    Bradley, Brendon A.

    Pages 21-39

  • Design Earthquakes and Conditional Hazard

    Iervolino, Iunio

    Pages 41-56

  • Orientation Dependence of Earthquake Ground Motion and Structural Response

    Grant, Damian N. (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Some Thoughts on Methods to Compare the Seismic Performance of Alternate Structural Designs

    Vamvatsikos, Dimitrios

    Pages 77-98

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1448-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1447-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes
Editors
  • Matjaž Dolšek
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1448-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1448-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1447-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 338
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