Earthquake Engineering Handbook

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Charles Scawthorn, Wai-Fah Chen
CRC Press, Sep 27, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 1512 pages
Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena - they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishings within a home. Successful earthquake engineering therefore requires a broad background in subjects, ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the impact of these effects on foundations, buildings, structures, the infrastructure, and even their social and economic impact.

The Earthquake Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive resource that covers the spectrum of topics relevant to designing for and mitigating earthquakes. In it, international experts present engineering practices, research, and developments in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim countries. The emphasis is on professional applications, with discussion ranging from basic dynamics and geoscience to new technologies intended to avoid rather than resist the forces of earthquakes.

Covering both traditional and innovative practices, the Earthquake Engineering Handbook is the first professional reference that brings together all of earthquake engineering's many facets. Formulas, tables, and illustrations give immediate answers to questions arising in practice, and summaries of the essential elements of each topic paint a global picture from which readers can develop understanding and the ability to think beyond the results presented.
 

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earthquake engineering Handbook
charies scawthorn,wai-fah chen - Technology &engineering -2002 -1512 pages
earthquake are nearly unique among natural phenomena - they affect virtaully everything within a region form massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishing within a home . successful earthquake engineerng therefore requires a broad background in subject ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the impact of these effect on foundation, buildings, structures, the infrastructure, and even their social and economic impact. The Earthquake Engineering handbook is a comprehensive resource that covers the spectrum of topics relevant to designing for and mitigating earthquake. In it ,international expert present engineering practices , research ,and development in north America , Europe , and the pacific rim countries. The emphasis is on professional application, with discussion ranging from basic dynamics and geoscience to new technology intended to avoid rather than resist the forces of earthquakes. Covering both traditional and innovative practices, the Earthquakes Engineering Handbook is the first professional reference that brings together all of earthquakes engineering's many facets. Formulas , tables, and illustrations give immediate answers to questions arising in practice, and summaries of the essential elements of each topic paint a global picture from which readers can develop understanding and the ability to think beyond the result presented. 

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we want a full version of the book if possible only the full pages in base isoaltion chapters
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Contents

A Historical Perspective
1-1
An Overview
2-1
Chapter 3 Dynamics of Structures
3-1
Seismogenesis Measurement and Distribution
4-1
Chapter 5 Engineering Models of Strong Ground Motion
5-1
Chapter 6 Simulation Modeling of Strong Ground Motion
6-1
Chapter 7 Geotechnical and Foundation Aspects
7-1
Chapter 8 Seismic Hazard Analysis
8-1
Chapter 21 Seismic Vulnerability
21-1
Chapter 22 Lifeline Seismic Risk
22-1
Chapter 23 Buried Pipelines
23-1
Chapter 24 Water and Wastewater Systems
24-1
Chapter 25 Electrical Power Systems
25-1
Chapter 26 Dams and Appurtenant Facilities
26-1
Chapter 27 Port Structures
27-1
Chapter 28 Human Impacts of Earthquakes
28-1

Chapter 9 Tsunami and Seiche
9-1
Chapter 10 SoilStructure Interaction
10-1
Chapter 11 Building Code Provisions for Seismic Resistance
11-1
Chapter 12 Seismic Design of Steel Structures
12-1
Chapter 13 Reinforced Concrete Structures
13-1
Chapter 14 Precast and TiltUp Buildings
14-1
Chapter 15 Wood Structures
15-1
Chapter 16 Seismic Behavior Design and Retrofitting of Masonry
16-1
Chapter 17 Base Isolation
17-1
Chapter 18 Bridges
18-1
Chapter 19 Structural Control
19-1
Chapter 20 Equipment and Systems
20-1
Chapter 29 Fire Following Earthquakes
29-1
EarthquakeCaused Incidents and Mitigation Approaches
30-1
Chapter 31 Loss Estimation
31-1
Chapter 32 Insurance and Financial Risk Transfer
32-1
Chapter 33 Emergency Planning
33-1
Appendix A
33-29
Appendix B
33-35
34 Developing an Earthquake Mitigation Program
34-1
Index
I-1
Back Cover
I-29
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