Earthquake-Resistant Structures
  • Release Date : 18 March 2013
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780080949444
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Download or read book entitled Earthquake-Resistant Structures by author: Mohiuddin Ali Khan which was release on 18 March 2013 and published by Butterworth-Heinemann with total page 448 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Earthquake engineering is the ultimate challenge for structural engineers. Even if natural phenomena involve great uncertainties, structural engineers need to design buildings, bridges, and dams capable of resisting the destructive forces produced by them. These disasters have created a new awareness about the disaster preparedness and mitigation. Before a building, utility system, or transportation structure is built, engineers spend a great deal of time analyzing those structures to make sure they will perform reliably under seismic and other loads. The purpose of this book is to provide structural engineers with tools and information to improve current building and bridge design and construction practices and enhance their sustainability during and after seismic events. In this book, Khan explains the latest theory, design applications and Code Provisions. Earthquake-Resistant Structures features seismic design and retrofitting techniques for low and high raise buildings, single and multi-span bridges, dams and nuclear facilities. The author also compares and contrasts various seismic resistant techniques in USA, Russia, Japan, Turkey, India, China, New Zealand, and Pakistan. Written by a world renowned author and educator Seismic design and retrofitting techniques for all structures Tools improve current building and bridge designs Latest methods for building earthquake-resistant structures Combines physical and geophysical science with structural engineering