This book introduces practising engineers and post-graduate students to modern approaches to seismic design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, earthquake resistant design of new buildings and assessment, repair and strengthening of existing buildings.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Elements of engineering seismology. Elements of structural dynamics. Design principles and design seismic actions. Analysis of the structural system. Design action effects: safety verifications. Earthquake resistant properties of the materials of reinforced concrete. Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete linear elements. Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete planar elements. Evaluation of the seismic performance of buildings designed to modern design codes. Seismic pathologies. Emergency post-earthquake damage inspection and evaluation. Basic elements in the decision regarding post-earthquake rehabilitation. Repair and strengthening techniques. Index.
Andreas Kappos is Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of the Research Centre for Civil Engineering Structures, City University London.
G.G. Penelis was Professor at theLaboratory of Applied Statics (Structural Analysis) of the Civil Engineering Department (School o1f Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-AUTh).