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Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes

Edited By: Matjaz Dolsek

325 pages, 248 b/w & col illus


Hardback | Jul 2011 | #191564 | ISBN-13: 9789400714472
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Current knowledge and state-of-the-art developments in topics related to the seismic performance and risk assessment of different types of structures and building stock are addressed in this book, with emphasis on probabilistic methods. The first part addresses the global risk components, as well as seismic hazard and ground motions, whereas the second, more extensive part presents recent advances in methods and tools for the seismic performance and risk assessment of structures. The book contains examples of steel, masonry and reinforced concrete buildings, as well as some examples related to various types of infrastructure, such as bridges and concrete gravity dams.

The book's aim is to make a contribution towards the mitigation of seismic risk by presenting advanced methods and tools which can be used to achieve well-informed decision-making, this being the key element for the future protection of the built environment against earthquakes.



Part I Global Earthquake Model, Seismic Hazard and Ground Motions
1 Global Earthquake Model: Community-Based Seismic Risk Assessment; Helen Crowley and Rui Pinho
2 Frameworks for the Consideration of Ground Motion and Seismic Response Uncertainties in Seismic Performance Assessment; Brendon A. Bradley
3 Design Earthquakes and Conditional Hazard; Iunio Iervolino
4 Orientation Dependence of Earthquake Ground Motion and Structural Response; Damian N. Grant et al

Part II Seismic Performance Assessment, Risk Analysis and Design of Structures
5 Some thoughts on methods to compare the seismic performance of alternate structural designs; Dimitrios Vamvatsikos
6 Static versus dynamic methods of analysis for estimating seismic performance; Michalis Fragiadakis et al.
7 Seismic Design Modification Factors for Steel SMRFs for Uniform Collapse Safety; Farzin Zareian et al
8 Tools and strategies for the performance-based seismic assessment of masonry buildings; Andrea Penna
9 Explicit probabilistic seismic design of RC structures through an elastic proxy; Paolo Franchin and Paolo Emilio Pinto
10 Structural Optimization: An assessment approach of design procedures against earthquake hazard; Chara Ch. Mitropoulou et al
11 Simplified estimation of seismic risk for buildings with consideration of structural ageing; Daniel Celarec 12 A toolbox and web application for the seismic performance assessment of buildings; Iztok PeruA! et al
13 Recent advances in the seismic analysis and design of RC bridges in Slovenia; Tatjana IsakoviAa and Matej Fischinger
14 A multi-platform simulation alternative for the performance-based design of interactive soil-bridge systems; Anastasios Sextos
15 The role of probabilistic methods in evaluating the seismic risk of concrete dams; Alessio Lupoi and Carlo Callari

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