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Earthquake Engineering Handbook (New Directions in Civil Engineering)by Charles Scawthorn
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Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena - they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishings within a home. Successful earthquake engineering therefore requires a broad background in subjects, ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the impact of these effects on foundations, buildings, structures, the infrastructure, and even their social and economic impact.
The Earthquake Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive resource that covers the spectrum of topics relevant to designing for and mitigating earthquakes. In it, international experts present engineering practices, research, and developments in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim countries. The emphasis is on professional applications, with discussion ranging from basic dynamics and geoscience to new technologies intended to avoid rather than resist the forces of earthquakes.
Covering both traditional and innovative practices, the Earthquake Engineering Handbook is the first professional reference that brings together all of earthquake engineering's many facets. Formulas, tables, and illustrations give immediate answers to questions arising in practice, and summaries of the essential elements of each topic paint a global picture from which readers can develop understanding and the ability to think beyond the results presented.
Book News Annotation:
Co-published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and co-sponsored by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations NCSEA), this comprehensive handbook provides practical information for civil, structural, geotechnical, and environmental engineers. The first section begins with a review of the basic problem of earthquakes from a historical perspective, then provides an overview of earthquake risk management and an introduction to dynamics. Section two addresses geology, tectonics, liquefaction, and tsunamis. Sections three and four analyze types of structures and intrastructure. Finally, section five covers special topics such as human impacts, fires following earthquakes, emergency planning, and developing an earthquake mitigation program.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Covering both traditional and innovative practices, this handbook is the first professional reference that brings together earthquake engineering's many facets. Formulas, tables, and illustrations give immediate answers to questions arising in practice, and summaries of the essential elements of each topic paint a global picture from which readers can develop understanding and the ability to think beyond the results presented.
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