Seismic Engineering

Seismic Engineering

Author(s): Jacques Betbeder-Matibet

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781848210264

Online ISBN: 9780470611135

DOI: 10.1002/9780470611135

Series Editor(s): Jacky Mazars

About this Book

This title offers a comprehensive coverage of the many facets of seismic engineering.
The first half of the book is devoted to seismic phenomena and hazards, detailing the causes of earthquakes, the parameters used to characterize earthquakes, strong ground motions, seismic hazards and their evaluation, and seismic action. The second half discusses the effects of earthquakes and tools used to assess and reduce risk, including the effects of vibratory motions and induced phenomena, seismic calculations and technical aspects of prevention.
The importance of keeping orders of magnitude in mind (i.e. through reasoning or very simple equations) when discussing seismic phenomena and their effects is emphasized, a task which most people overlook because of their rarity and the brevity of their manifestations.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Earthquakes and Induced Phenomena

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  2. Part 2: Strong Ground Motions

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  3. Part 3: Seismic Hazards

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  4. Part 4: Seismic Action

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  5. Part 5: The Effects of Earthquakes on Buildings

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  6. Part 6: Seismic Calculations

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  7. Part 7: Seismic Prevention Tools

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