International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering: Codes, Programs, and Examples

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 545 pages
The subject of earthquake engineering has been the focus of my teaching and research for many years. Thus, when Mario Paz, the editor of this handbook, asked me to write a Foreword, I was interested and honored by his request. Worldwide, people are beginning to understand the severity of the danger to present and future generations caused by the destruction of the environment. Earthquakes pose a similar threat; thus, the proper use of methods for earthquake-resistant design and construction is vitally important for countries that are at high risk of being subjected to strong-motion earthquakes. Most seismic activity is the result of tectonic earthquakes. Tectonic earthquakes are very special events in that, although they occur frequently, their probability of becoming natural hazards for a specific urban area is very small. When a severe earthquake does occur near an urban area, however, its consequences are very large in terms of structural destruction and human suffering.
 

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Contents

Structures Modeled as SingleDegreeofFreedom Systems
3
Seismic Response and Design Spectra
10
Structures Modeled by Generalized Coordinates
30
Structures Modeled as MultidegreeofFreedom Systems
37
COUNTRIES IN SEISMIC
56
Argentina
65
Australia
84
Bulgaria
100
Iran
296
Italy
317
Japan
331
New Zealand
361
Peru
377
Portugal
389
Puerto Rico
401
Romania
416

Contents
115
Chile
127
China
143
Colombia
156
Costa Rica
175
Egypt
195
France
215
Greece
232
Hungary 20
249
Indonesia
277
Spain
431
Taiwan
447
Thailand
454
Turkey
462
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics USSR
472
United States of America USA
485
Venezuela
515
Former Yugoslavia
528
Appendix
536
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