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By: Ikuo Towhata
This book presents all issues of earthquake geotechnical engineering in a comprehensive way. It summarizes the present knowledge on earthquake hazards and their causative mechanisms, experimental studies on nonlinear complex soil behaviour, an analysis to predict ground behaviour during earthquakes, field studies to determine nature of real ground as input data for analysis, and damage mitigation technologies. Information obtained from earthquake damage investigation (such as ground motion, landslides, earth pressure, fault action, or liquefaction) as well as data from laboratory tests and field investigation is supplied, together with exercises/questions.
From the reviews: "This book ! is an encyclopedic assemblage of basic and practical science on state-of-the-art engineering technology dealing with the behavior of earth materials subject to earthquakes and derivative effects. ! Hundreds of graphs, charts, and mathematical relationships are skillfully integrated with the text and photographs. This volume is truly monumental. It should be in the libraries of all geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (T. L. T. Grose, Choice, Vol. 46 (2), October, 2008)
Introduction.- Seismological Knowledge.- Wave Propagation in Elastic Medium.- Earthquake Effects.-Dynamic Response Analysis.- Quasi-Static Limit Equilibrium Analysis.- Field Investigation.- Dynamic Response of Complex-Modulus Model.- Laboratory Tests on Dynamic Properties of Soils.- Simple Stress-Strain Models.- Application of Seismic Inertia Force.- Seismic Forces on Structures.- Seismic Behavior of Slopes and Embankments.- Landslides.- Seismic Faults.- Features of Liquefaction-Induced Damages.- Mechanism of Onset of Liquefaction.- Assessment of Liquefaction Probability.- Behavior of Soil Undergoing Cyclic Undrained Loading.- In-Situ Tests on Liquefaction Potential of Subsoils.- Post-Liquefaction Behavior of Sandy Ground.- Immediate Detection of Liquefaction Damage and Emergency Action.- Permanent Displacement / Deformation of Liquefied Subsoil.- Prediction of Permanent Displacement due to Liquefaction.- Mitigation of Liquefaction-Induced Damage.
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