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Earthquake Resistant Design For Engineers and Architects Second Edition David J. Dowrick This is the second edition of a book which has proved useful to large numbers of engineers and architects since it was first published. The authors aim is to present the subject of earthquake resistant design from the standpoint of a designer wishing to gain an overall view of the entire process, from the nature of loading through to the details of construction. The procedures used in practice are explained in relation to their theoretical basis, and extensive references are given so that readers can follow this up further if they wish. This second edition reflects the progress made since the original publication of the book in 1977. There has been substantial revision and enlargement, particularly in the treatment of seismotechnics, hazard analysis, design earthquakes, design philosophy, base isolation and geotechnical engineering. Like the first edition, this volume is international in outlook, with examples taken from throughout the world. The book is distinguished by the unified approach the author has brought to a large and often disparate field, and this makes it invaluable to all engineers, architects, and seismologists working in earthquake resistant design, whether they be practitioners, researchers or students. Contents Foreword Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Introduction
- Seismic risk the causes, strength, and effects of earthquakes
- Seismic activity in a regional setting
- Determination of site characteristics
- Design earthquakes
- Earthquake resistant design philosophy choice of form and materials
- Seismic response of soils and structures
- Concrete structures
- Masonry structures
- Steel structures
- Timber structures
- Earthquake resistance of services and equipment
- Architectural detailing for earthquake resistance
Appendix A Earthquake resistance of specific structures Appendix B Miscellaneous information Index
This is the second edition of a book which has proved useful to large numbers of engineers and architects since it was first published.
Table of Contents
Seismic Risk--The Causes, Strength and Effects of Earthquakes.
Seismic Activity in a Regional Setting.
Determination of Site Characteristics.
Earthquake Resistant Design Philosophy--Choice of Form and Materials.
Seismic Response of Soils and Structures.
Earthquake Resistance of Services and Equipment.
Architectural Detailing for Earthquake Resistance.
Appendix A: Earthquake Resistance of Specific Structures.
Appendix B: Miscellaneous Information.