Chapter 5. Seismic Response of Soils and Structures

  1. David J. Dowrick

Published Online: 30 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470869356.ch5

Earthquake Risk Reduction

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How to Cite

Dowrick, D. J. (2003) Seismic Response of Soils and Structures, in Earthquake Risk Reduction, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869356.ch5

Author Information

  1. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471496885

Online ISBN: 9780470869352



  • seismic motions;
  • seismic response in structures;
  • material damping (or internal damping);
  • shear wave velocity;
  • Level-ground liquefaction;
  • shear beam approach;
  • soil-structure system;
  • effective damping;
  • periods of vibration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Seismic response of soils

  • Seismic response of soil-structure systems

  • Seismic response of structures