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xxv, 543 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in)
  • From the contentsPrefaces.- Editors? Note.- I: Earthquake Hazard And Strong Motion.- II: Vulnerability Assessment.- III: System Analysis And Risk.- IV: Managing Earthquake Risk.- V: Case Studies, Initiatives And Experiences.- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402035241 20160528
This book points out the need of a multidisciplinary approach in the field of risk assessment and management. It provides an overview of the problems, approaches and common practices directly related to earthquake risk mitigation and, in particular, to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans. Written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, the authors worked together extensively in order to create unity and continuity in the text as a whole. Each topic is illustrated with examples of actual applications taken from the bibliography - including websites with available relevant information.Case studies and information on some relevant international projects are given. This work will be of interest to students and professionals with a basic education in geology, geophysics, geotechnical and civil engineering, system analysis, geography and architecture. It can be used as a textbook for a specialized post-graduate course on the topic. It includes a CD-ROM containing full-color versions of figures which are printed in black-and-white in the book itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402035241 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 31 cm. + 2 folded, col. maps.
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xvi, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
  • From the contents:Preface and Acknowledgments. Report Adopted by the Workshop.- Part 1: Seismic Hazard and Extreme Motions.- Part 2: Engineering Uses of Strong Motion Seismograms.- Part 3: Arrays and Observations.- Addresses of Principal Contributors.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402037832 20160528
  • Preface and Acknowledgments. Report Adopted by the Workshop. Part 1: Seismic Hazard and Extreme Motions. Data Needs for Improved Seismic Hazard Analysis-- J.G. Anderson et al. Capturing and Limiting Ground-Motion Uncertainty in Seismic Hazard Assessment-- J.J. Bommer and F. Scherbaum. Long-Period Ground Motions from Digital Acceleration Recordings: A New Era in Engineering Seismology-- D.M. Boore. Observed Ground Motions, Extreme Ground Motions, and Physical Limits to the Ground Motions-- T.C. Hanks et al. Part 2: Engineering Uses of Strong Motion Seismograms.Raised Drift Demands for Framed Buildings during Near Field Earthquakes-- P. Gulkan and U. Yazgan. Impact of Near Fault Pulses on Engineering Design-- H. Krawinkler et al. Rapid Assessment of Building Response Using Generalized Interstory Drift Spectra-- E. Miranda and S. Akkar. Influence of Ground Motion Intensity on the Performance of Low- and Mid-Rise Ordinary Concrete Buildings-- S. Akkar et al. Part 3: Arrays and Observations.Integrated Surface and Borehole Strong-Motion, Soil-Response Arrays in San Francisco, California-- R.D. Borcherdt et al. Structural Monitoring Arrays -- Past, Present and Future-- M. Celebi. Development of Strong-Motion Observation Network Constructed by NIED-- S. Kinoshita. Dense Strong-Motion Array in Yokohama, Japan, and Its Use for Disaster Management-- S. Midorikawa. The Cosmos Virtual Data Center-- R. Archuleta et al. Site-Dependent Groundmotion Data Recorded by German Taskforce in Turkey-- J. Schwarz et al. Observation and Prediction of Strong Ground Motion in China-- T. Xiaxin et al. Strong Motion Instrumentation Programs in Taiwan-- Yi-B. Tsai and Ch.P. Lee. Strong Motion Data Acquisition, Processing and Utilization with Applications to Istanbul Strong Motion Network-- M. Erdik et al. Addresses of Principal Contributors. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402037825 20160528
Strong ground motion measuring and recording instruments play a major role in mitigation of seismic risk. The strong ground motion near the source of an earthquake describes the effects that endanger our built environment, and is also the most detailed clue concerning the source mechanism of the earthquake. The range of complexity that engulfs our understanding of the source parameters of a major earthquake (extent of the source mechanism, stress drop, wave propagation patterns) and how buildings and other works of construction respond to ground-transmitted dynamic effects may be overpowered by improved direct observations. Strong motion seismographs provide the information that enables scientists and engineers to resolve the many issues that are intertwined with practical problems of building safe communities worldwide. They may be installed as arrays close to major fault zones, consisting of many instruments arranged in some geometrical pattern, or in the vicinity and mounted on buildings. This book, which contains papers by invited authorities, represents a unique interaction between seismologists and earthquake engineers who examine issues of mutual concern in an overlapping area of major interest. The papers have been grouped around three major areas: Seismic Hazard and Extreme Motions, Engineering Uses of Strong Motion Seismograms, and Arrays and Observations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402037825 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xvii, 221 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
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104 p.
This report summarizes the damage done to various lifelines from the 6.8 MW earthquake that occurred in the coastal waters off the Boumerdes Department, East of Algiers, Algeria, on May 21, 2003. An estimated 2,266 people were killed, 10,260 injured, and more than 200,000 left homeless. Many of the three- to five-story reinforced concrete apartment buildings, less than three years old, were destroyed by either total or partial collapse. Readers will benefit from the Lessons Learned sections, which analyze other lifeline systems and compares expected earthquake performance without having to go through an earthquake. The lessons will minimize damage, save money, and reduce recovery time. The Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was established to initiate, organize, train for, coordinate, and evaluate the performance of lifelines following earthquakes. The topics include: Geosciences and Geotechnical Engineering; General Building Damage; Potable Water Systems; Power Systems; The Highway System; Ports and Airports; Railroads; Communication Systems; Oil and Liquid Fuels; Hospitals; and Emergency Response.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780784407462 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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163 p.
In the late afternoon of June 23, 2001, a colossal earthquake with a magnitude of 8.4Mw took place in the coastal waters off the District of Arequipa and the town of Atico, Peru. The magnitude of the event makes it the largest in the world in the last 25 years. This earthquake caused nearly 2000 deaths, 3,000 injuries, 26,000 homes destroyed, 34,000 damaged homes and left 190,000 people homeless. The Post Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE), a technical council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) organized a team of five TCLEE members with support from ASCE to perform a reconnaissance of the lifelines. This report highlights damage and impacts to the various lifelines: Water, Railroads, Highway Systems, Power Systems, Airports, and Communications in southern Peru. This unusual earthquake caused damage in cities 300 to 500 km southeasterly from the original epicenter (Atico) rather than the closer cities, impacting those lifelines. The main geotechnical feature of this event was shaking induced landslides, rock falls, and subsidence associated with poorly compacted fills, steep cut slopes, and differential settlement at cut/fill interfaces.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780784406618 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)