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Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering

Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering

Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering
By Roberto Villaverde

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Book Description

While successfully preventing earthquakes may still be beyond the capacity of modern engineering, the ability to mitigate damages with strong structural designs and other mitigation measures are well within the purview of science. Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering presents the concepts, procedures, and code provisions that are currently being used to make structures as earthquake-resistant as is presently feasible.

The book begins by describing the purpose, main aspects, and historical development of earthquake engineering and provides an overview of the type and extent of damage an earthquake can produce. It then introduces the concepts of seismology, the mechanisms of earthquake generation and propagation, and the difference between the various scales used to quantify the size of an earthquake and its potential to cause damage. The book also discusses the response spectrum and the different ways earthquake ground motions may be characterized and how local soil conditions may affect ground motion characteristics. Later chapters examine the design spectrum, conventional methods used to calculate the response of structures, soil-structure systems, and nonstructural components to earthquake ground motions.

This comprehensive resource is certain to advance the knowledge of those tasked with taking preemptive action against the devastating effects of major, catastrophic earthquakes.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #945690 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: CRC Press
  • Published on: 2009-01-16
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.20" h x 2.30" w x 7.20" l, 4.00 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 960 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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University of California, Irvine, California, USA

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Highly recommended
By Manish Kumar
I have read quite a few book in Earthquake Engineering, but none of them had material organized quite like this. Earthquake Engineering is a vast subject which involves geoscience, geotechnical, structural, geography and many more subjects. I can say this one is a complete reference and presents the material in a articulate manner. Author has explained everything in very simple language and can be understood by anyone. It contains more than enough material you need to know about Earthquake Engineering. I would recommend this textbook to all Earthquake Engineering students and professionals.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent Book on Earthquake Engineering
By D. Andersen
This book is by far the best and most comprehensive book on Earthquake Engineering I have ever read. I have found many other books in the subject to be either too simple or too complex that you learn nothing. This book takes a very balanced approach, while still being comprehensive. It would be a valuable reference for both a novice and more experienced person in Earthquake Engineering.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Tom
Best reference in Earthquake Engineering.

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