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Seismic Engineering - Volume 1: Phenomena and Seismic Hazards


By: Jacques Betbeder-Matibet


Hardback | Jun 2007 | #168860 | ISBN-13: 9781905209408
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In two volumes, Jacques Betbeder-Matibet presents the current thinking in seismic engineering.

The author explains the importance of keeping orders of magnitude in mind (i.e. through reasoning or very simple equations) when discussing seismic phenomena and their effects, a task which most people overlook because of their rarity and the brevity of their manifestations. "Seismic Engineering" also covers seismic calculations, both linear and non-linear and engineering tools.


Volume 1; Phenomena and Seismic Hazards;
Part 1: Earthquakes and induced phenomena; 1. The causes of earthquakes; 2. Parameters used for characterizing earthquakes; 3. Manifestations of surface seismic phenomena;
Part 2. Strong ground movements; 4. About strong ground motions; 5. Models for calculating strong ground motions;
Part 3. Seismic hazards; 6. Spatial and temporal distributions of seismicity; 7. The evaluation of seismic hazards;
Part 4. Seismic Action; 8. The seismic coefficient; 9. The response spectrum; 10. Other representations of seismic action;
Volume 2; Earthquakes, Risks and Prevention;
Part 1: The effects of earthquakes on buildings; 1. The effects of deformations suffered by surface layers; 2. The effects of vibratory motions; 3. The effects of induced phenomena; 4. Macroseismic intensity scales; Part 2. Seismic calculations; 5. Linear seismic calculations; 6. Concepts on soil - structure interactions; 7. A survey of non-linear calculations;
Part 3. Seismic engineering tools; 8. Technical aspects of prevention.

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Jacques Betbeder-Matibet is a research engineer at EDF. His research interests are mainly the prevention of earthquakes risks.

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