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Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings, 2nd edition

E. Booth and D. Key
Consulting Engineers

Price: £ 92.00

ISBN: 9780727729477
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 31/03/2006
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Page Size: 234x156m
Number of Pages: 336

Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings, 2nd edition


“As well as being a practical guide to design, the book is also a valuable reference work, offering excellent bibliographies on all the major topics, and valuable suggestions for follow-up study where needed. For these reasons and many more this book will be appreciated – and enjoyed – by all those who have responsibility for the design, construction and maintenance of buildings in earthquake areas, both in the European area and worldwide”.
Professor Robin Spence
President, European Association for Earthquake Engineering

This book provides comprehensive, practical and easy to read advice for all engineers, designers and analysts of earthquake resistant structures. The entire text is completely revised to account for the many developments that have taken place since the publication of the best-selling first edition in 1988. This includes advances in the understanding of how structures and the soils that support them respond to ground shaking, development of new robust forms of earthquake resistant construction, and improved forms of analysis and assessment.
The scope includes buildings in concrete, steel, timber and masonry; site effects, soil liquefaction and foundation design. Extensive references are made to the recently published European seismic code, Eurocode 8 and to US seismic codes and standards. There are also chapters on seismic analysis, the retrofit of existing buildings, building contents and seismic isolation.


Foreword by Professor Robin Spence

• 1 The lessons from earthquake damage
1.1 Damage studies
1.2 Ground behaviour
1.3 Structural collapse
1.4 Important categories of damage
1.5 Reinforced concrete
1.6 Structural steelwork
1.7 Masonry
1.8 Timber
1.9 Foundations
1.10 Non-structural elements
1.11 Bibliography 

• Ground motion
2.1 Primary and secondary sources of earthquake damage
2.2 Earthquake basics
2.3 Earthquake probability and return periods
2.4 Performance objectives under earthquake loading
2.5 Representation of ground motion
2.6 Site effects
2.7 Quantifying the risk from earthquakes
2.8 Design earthquake motions
2.9 References 

• The calculation of structural response
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Basic principles of seismic analysis
3.3 Linear elastic forms of seismic analysis
3.4 Non-linear analysis
3.5 Analysis for capacity design
3.6 Analysis of building structures
3.7 References 

• Analysis of soils and soil–structure interaction
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Soil properties for seismic design
4.3 Liquefaction
4.4 Site-specific seismic hazards
4.5 Soil–structure interaction
4.6 References 

• Conceptual design
5.1 Design objectives
5.2 Anatomy of a building
5.3 Planning considerations
5.4 Structural systems
5.5 Cost of providing seismic resistance
5.6 References 

• Seismic codes of practice
6.1 Role of seismic codes in design
6.2 Development of codes
6.3 Philosophy of design
6.4 Code requirements for analysis
6.5 Code requirements for strength
6.6 Code requirements for deflection
6.7 Load combinations
6.8 Code requirements for detailing
6.9 Code requirements for foundations
6.10 Code requirements for non-structural elements and building contents
6.11 Other considerations
6.12 References 

• Foundations
7.1 Design objectives
7.2 ‘Capacity design’ considerations for foundations
7.3 Safety factors for seismic design of foundations
7.4 Pad and strip foundations
7.5 Raft foundations
7.6 Piled foundations
7.7 Retaining structures
7.8 Design in the presence of liquefiable soils
7.9 References 

• Reinforced concrete design
8.1 Lessons from earthquake damage
8.2 Behaviour of reinforced concrete under cyclic loading
8.3 Material specification
8.4 Analysis of reinforced concrete structures
8.5 Design of concrete building structures
8.6 Design levels of ductility
8.7 Design of reinforced concrete frames
8.8 Shear walls
8.9 Concrete floor and roof diaphragms
8.10 Unbonded prestressed construction
8.11 References 

• Steelwork design
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Lessons learned from earthquake damage
9.3 The behaviour of steelwork members under cyclic loading
9.4 Materials specification
9.5 Analysis of steelwork structures
9.6 Design of steel building structures
9.7 Design levels of ductility
9.8 Concentrically braced frames (CBFs)
9.9 Eccentrically braced frames (EBFs)
9.10 Moment-resisting frames
9.11 Steel–concrete composite structures
9.12 References

• Masonry
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Forms of masonry construction and their performance in earthquakes
10.3 Designing masonry for seismic resistance
10.4 Analysis of masonry structures
10.5 Simple rules for masonry buildings 10.6 References 

• Timber
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Characteristics of timber as a seismic-resisting building material
11.3 The lessons from earthquake damage
11.4 Design of timber structures
11.5 References 

• Building contents and cladding
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Analysis and design of non-structural elements for seismic resistance
12.3 Electrical, mechanical and other equipment
12.4 Vertical and horizontal services
12.5 Cladding
12.6 References 

• Seismic isolation
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Lessons from 30 years of seismic isolation
13.3 Seismic isolation systems
13.4 Design considerations
13.5 Analysis of seismic isolation systems
13.6 Testing of bearing systems
13.7 Active and semi-active systems
13.8 References 

• Assessment and strengthening of existing buildings
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Performance of strengthened buildings in earthquakes
14.3 Design strategies for strengthening
14.4 Surveying the seismic adequacy of existing buildings
14.5 Analysis methods
14.6 Assessing element strengths and deformation capacities
14.7 Methods of strengthening
14.8 Special considerations for strengthening earthquake-damaged buildings
14.9 Upgrading of historic buildings
14.10 Assessment of large groups of buildings
14.11 References


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