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Designers' Guide to EN 1998-1 and 1998-5. Eurocode 8: Design Provisions for Earthquake Resistant Structures

Professor Michael N Fardis, Dr. Eduardo Carvalho, Professor Amr Alnashai, Professor Ezio Faccioli and Professor Paolo Pinto, Professor Andre Plumier

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ISBN: 9780727733481
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 28/09/2005
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Page Size: 297x210mm
Number of Pages: 286

Designers' Guide to EN 1998-1 and 1998-5. Eurocode 8: Design Provisions for Earthquake Resistant Structures


This series of Designers Guides to the Eurocodes provides comprehensive guidance in the form of design aids, indications for the most convenient design procedures and worked examples. The books also include background information to aid the designer in understanding the reasoning behind and the objectives of the codes. All of the individual guides work in conjunction with the Designers’ Guide to EN1990 Eurocode: Basis of Structural Design.

All aspects of seismic design are covered in Designers’ Guide to EN 1998-1 and 1998-5 Eurocode 8: Design provisions for earthquake resistant structures. General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings, instead of being distributed across the Eurocodes on actions (EN 1991), design with specificmaterials (EN 1992 – 1996) or geographical design (EN 1997). This was for the convenience of countries with very low seismicity, as theymay not need to apply Eurocode 8 at all.

This present Designers’ Guide covers EN1998-1 (General Rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings) and EN1998-5 (Foundations, retaining structures, geotechnical aspects), both published by CEN at the end of 2004. These two parts of Eurocode 8 will be included, as service items, in all Eurocode packages (each package referring to a specific type of civil engineering structure and construction material) along with EN1990: Basis of Structural Design, EN1997: Geotechnical Design and the relevant parts of EN1991-1: Actions on Structures.

The development of Eurocode 8 as the single seismic design code in Europe has been the focus of the European earthquake engineering community in the past twenty years. Its emergence as the European Standard is important not only for public safety in seismic southern regions of Europe, but also for competitiveness of the entire European consultancy and engineering services sector in seismic regions in Europe and beyond.

This guide is essential reading for:

• Civil and Structural Engineers
• Code-drafting committees
• Clients
• Structural Design students
• Public authorities

Essentially, everyone who will be affected by the Eurocodes will find this book invaluable.


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Performance requirements and compliance criteria
• 2.1 Performance requirements for new designs in Eurocode 8 and associated seismic hazard levels
• 2.2 Compliance criteria for the performance requirements and their implementation
• 2.3 Exemption from the application of Eurocode 8

Chapter 3. Seismic Actions
• 3.1 Ground conditions
• 3.2 Seismic action
• 3.3 Displacement Response Spectra

Chapter 4. Design of Buildings
• 4.1 Scope
• 4.2 Conception of structures for earthquake resistant buildings
• 4.3 Structural regularity and implications for the design
• 4.4 Combination of gravity loads and other actions with the design seismic action
• 4.5 Methods of analysis
• 4.6 Modeling of buildings for linear analysis
• 4.7 Modeling of buildings for nonlinear analysis
• 4.8 Analysis for accidental torsional effects
• 4.9 Combination of the effects of the components of the seismic action
• 4.10 "Primary" vs. "secondary" seismic elements
• 4.11 Verifications
• 4.12 Special rules for frame systems with masonry infills

Chapter 5. Design and detailing rules for concrete buildings
• 5.1 Scope
• 5.2 Types of concrete elements-Definition of their "critical regions"
• 5.3 Types of structural systems for earthquake resistance of concrete buildings
• 5.4 Design concepts: Design for strength or for ductility and energy dissipation-Ductility Classes
• 5.5 Behaviour factor q of concrete buildings designed for energy dissipation
• 5.6 Design strategy for energy dissipation
• 5.7 Detailing rules for local ductility of concrete members
• 5.8 Special rules for large walls in structural systems of large lightly reinforced walls
• 5.9 Special rules for concrete systems with masonry or concrete infills
• 5.10 Design and detailing of foundation elements

Chapter 6. Design and detailing rules for steel buildings
• 6.1 Scope
• 6.2 Dissipative versus low dissipative structures
• 6.3 Capacity design principle
• 6.4 Design for local energy dissipation in the elements and their connections
• 6.5 Design rules aiming at the realisation of dissipative zones
• 6.6 Background of the deformation capacity required by Eurocode 8
• 6.7 Design against localization of strains
• 6.8 Design for global dissipative behaviour of structures
• 6.9 Moment resisting frames
• 6.10 Frames with concentric bracings
• 6.11 Frames with eccentric bracings
• 6.12 Moment resisting frames with infills
• 6.13 Control of design and construction

Chapter 7. Design and detailing of composite steel-concrete buildings
• 7.1 Introductory remark
• 7.2 Degree of composite character
• 7.3 Materials
• 7.4 Design for local energy dissipation in the elements and their connections
• 7.5 Design for global dissipative behaviour of structures
• 7.6 Properties of composite sections for analysis of structures and for resistance checks
• 7.7 Composite connections in dissipative zones
• 7.8 Rules for members
• 7.9 Design of columns
• 7.10 Steel beams composite with slab
• 7.11 Design and detailing rules for moment frames
• 7.12 Composite concentrically braced frames
• 7.13 Composite eccentrically braced frames
• 7.14 Reinforced concrete shear walls composite with structural steel elements
• 7.15 Composite or concrete shear walls coupled by steel or composite beams
• 7.16 Composite steel plates shear walls

Chapter 8. Design and detailing rules for timber buildings
• 8.1 Scope

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