Synopses & Reviews
Earthquakes remain one of the major risks to buildings, bridges and other components of civil infrastructure. The editors and contributors summarize the wealth of recent research in this important book. The first two parts review research in the analysis of ground motion and seismic hazard assessment and discuss different seismic risk hazard methodologies. Parts three and four cover the assessment of seismic risks to buildings, bridges, water supply systems and other aspects of civil infrastructure and the conclusion considers ways of assessing financial and other losses from earthquake damage.
About the Author
Solomon Tesfamariam is Assistant Professor of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Tesfamariam's current research interest entails developing a multi-hazard risk-based decision support tools for infrastructure management and risk management of civil infrastructure using smart structures.
Katsu Goda is Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK. In 2012 he was awarded the Charles F. Richter Early Career Award from the Seismological Society of America. Dr. Goda's area of research is in earthquake risk management.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Ground motions and seismic hazard assessment
: Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of civil infrastructure; Uncertainties in ground motion prediction in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) of civil infrastructure; Spatial correlation of ground motions in estimating seismic hazards to civil infrastructure; Ground motion selection for seismic risk analysis of civil infrastructure; Assessing and managing risk of earthquake-induced liquefaction to civil infrastructure
Part 2 Seismic risk analysis methodologies: Seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems: An overview; Seismic risk analysis using Bayesian belief networks; Structural vulnerability analysis of civil infrastructure facing seismic hazards; Earthquake risk management of civil infrastructure: Integrating soft and hard risks; A capability approach for seismic risk analysis and management; Resilience-based design (RBD) modelling of civil infrastructure to assess seismic hazards
Part 3 Assessing seismic risks to buildings: Assessing seismic risks for new and existing buildings using performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) methodology; Assessing the seismic vulnerability of masonry buildings; Vulnerability assessment of reinforced-concrete structures for fire and earthquake risk; Seismic risk models for ageing and deteriorating buildings and civil infrastructure; Stochastic modeling of deterioration in buildings and civil infrastructure
Part 4 Assessing seismic risks to bridges and other components of civil infrastructure networks: Risk assessment and management of civil infrastructure networks: A systems approach; Seismic vulnerability analysis of a complex interconnected civil infrastructure; Seismic reliability of deteriorating reinforced concrete bridges; Using a performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) approach to estimate structural performance targets for bridges; Incremental dynamic analysis (IDA) applied to seismic risk assessment of bridges; Effect of soil-structure interaction and spatial variability of ground motion on seismic risk assessment of bridges; Seismic risk management of water pipeline networks; Seismic risk assessment of water supply systems; Seismic risk assessment for oil and gas pipelines; Seismic risk analysis of wind turbine support structures
Part 5 Assessing financial and other losses from earthquake damage: Seismic risk and possible maximum loss (PML) analysis of reinforced concrete structures; Seismic risk management of insurance losses using extreme value theory and copula; Probabilistic assessment of earthquake insurance rates for buildings; Assessing global earthquake risks: The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) initiative; Strategies for rapid global earthquake impact estimation: The Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) system