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Earthquake Resistant Design and Risk Reduction, 2 nd edition is based upon
global research and development work over the last 50 years or more, and
follows the author’s series of three books Earthquake Resistant Design , 1st
and 2 nd editions (1977 and 1987), and Earthquake Risk Reduction (2003). Many
advances have been made since the 2003 edition of Earthquake Risk Reduction ,
and there is every sign that this rate of progress will continue apace in the
years to come. Compiled from the author’s wide design and research experience
in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, this key text provides an
excellent treatment of the complex multidisciplinary process of earthquake
resistant design and risk reduction.
New topics include the creation of low-damage structures and the spatial
distribution of ground shaking near large fault ruptures. Sections on guidance
for developing countries, response of buildings to differential settlement in
liquefaction, performance-based and displacement-based design and the
architectural aspects of earthquake resistant design are heavily revised.
This book: Outlines individual national weaknesses that contribute to
earthquake risk to people and property Calculates the seismic response of soils
and structures, using the structural continuum “Subsoil – Substructure –
Superstructure – Non–structure” Evaluates the effectiveness of given design and
construction procedures for reducing casualties and financial losses Provides
guidance on the key issue of choice of structural form Presents earthquake
resistant design methods for the main four structural materials – steel,
concrete, reinforced masonry and timber – as well as for services equipment,
plant and non-structural architectural components Contains a chapter devoted to
problems involved in improving (retrofitting) the existing built environment
This book is an invaluable reference and guiding tool to practising civil and
structural engineers and architects, researchers and postgraduate students in
earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, local governments and risk