Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering Research Advancements

Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering  Research Advancements
Author: Sitharam, T.G.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN: 1466609168
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering Research Advancements Book Excerpt:

Disaster preparedness and response management is a burgeoning field of technological research, and staying abreast of the latest developments within the field is a difficult task. Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering: Research Advancements has collected chapters from experts from around the world in a variety of applications, frameworks, and methodologies, and prepared them in a form that serves as a handy reference and research guide to practitioners and academics alike. By protecting society with earthquake engineering, the latest research can make the world a safer place.

Geochemistry Research Advances

Geochemistry Research Advances
Author: Olafur Stefánsson
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781604562156
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geochemistry Research Advances Book Excerpt:

The field of geochemistry involves study of the chemical composition of the Earth and other planets, chemical processes and reactions that govern the composition of rocks and soils, and the cycles of matter and energy that transport the Earth's chemical components in time and space, and their interaction with the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. This book presents leading research in the field. Preface; Implications of complex glacial deposits for till geochemical exploration: Examples from the central Fennoscandian ice sheet; Geochemical modelling of concentrated mine waters: A comparison of the Pitzer ion-interaction theory with the ion-association model for the study of melanterite solubility in San Telmo mine (Huelva, Spain); Geochemical Anomalies Connected with Great Earthquakes in China; Structural Characterisation of Kerogen by Ruthenium Tetroxide Oxidation; Mucous Macroaggregates in the Northern Adriatic; Geochemical signals and paleoclimate changes in a 16,000 14C year sedimentary record from Lake Gucheng, eastern China; Biogeochemical evaluation of soil covers for base metal tailings, Ag-Pb-Zn Cannington mine, Australia; The Geochemical Characteristics of Rare Earth Elements in Granitic Laterites in Hainan Island, China; Index.

Autonomous Robots Research Advances

Autonomous Robots Research Advances
Author: Weihua Yang
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781604561852
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Robots Research Advances Book Excerpt:

Autonomous robots are robots which can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance. Many kinds of robots have some degree of autonomy. Different robots can be autonomous in different ways. A high degree of autonomy is particularly desirable in fields such as space exploration, where communication delays and interruptions are unavoidable. Some modern factory robots are "autonomous" within the strict confines of their direct environment. The exact orientation and position of the next object of work and (in the more advanced factories) even the type of object and the required task must be determined. This can vary unpredictably (at least from the robot's point of view). One important area of robotics research is to enable the robot to cope with its environment whether this be on land, underwater, in the air, underground, or in space. This book presents the latest research from around the globe.

Materials Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Research Advances 1 1

Materials  Industrial  and Manufacturing Engineering Research Advances 1 1
Author: Denni Kurniawan
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 3038263176
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Research Advances 1 1 Book Excerpt:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 1st International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC 2013), December 4 – 6, 2013, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The 187 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Materials Engineering; Chapter 2: Industrial Engineering; Chapter 3: Manufacturing Engineering

Research Advances in Chaos Theory

Research Advances in Chaos Theory
Author: Paul Bracken
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN: 1789855438
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Advances in Chaos Theory Book Excerpt:

The subject of chaos has invaded practically every area of the natural sciences. Weather patterns are referred to as chaotic. There are chemical reactions and chaotic evolution of insect populations. Atomic and molecular physics have also seen the emergence of the study of chaos in these microscopic domains. This book examines the issue of chaos in nonlinear and dynamical systems, quantum mechanics, biology, and economics.

Earthquake Research and Analysis

Earthquake Research and Analysis
Author: Sebastiano D'Amico
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN: 9533078405
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Research and Analysis Book Excerpt:

The study of earthquakes combines science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when their occurrence is inevitable. This book is devoted to various aspects of earthquake research and analysis, from theoretical advances to practical applications. Different sections are dedicated to ground motion studies and seismic site characterization, with regard to mitigation of the risk from earthquake and ensuring the safety of the buildings under earthquake loading. The ultimate goal of the book is to encourage discussions and future research to improve hazard assessments, dissemination of earthquake engineering data and, ultimately, the seismic provisions of building codes.

Recent Advances in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Microzonation

Recent Advances in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Microzonation
Author: Atilla Ansal
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN: 1402025289
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Microzonation Book Excerpt:

Outstanding advances have been achieved on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Microzonation in the last decade mostly due to the increase in the recorded instrumental in-situ data and large number of case studies conducted in analyzing the observed effects during the recent major earthquakes. During the 15th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering held in Istanbul in August 2001, the Technical Committee of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, (TC4) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering organised a regional seminar on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Microzonation where an effort has been made to present the recent advances in the field by eminent scientists and researchers. The book idea was first suggested by the participants of this seminar. The purpose of this book as well as of the seminar was to present the broad spectrum of earthquake geotechnical engineering and seismic microzonation including strong ground motion, site characterisation, site effects, liquefaction, seismic microzonation, solid waste landfills and foundation engineering. The subject matter requires multidisciplinary input from different fields of engineering seismology, soil dynamics, geotechnical and structural engineering. The chapters in this book are prepared by some of the distinguished lecturers who took part in the seminar supplemented with contributions of few distinguished experts in the field of earthquake geotechnical engineering. The editor would like to express his gratitude to all authors for their interest and efforts in preparing their manuscripts. Without their enthusiasm and support, it would not have been possible to complete this book.

Progresses in European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Progresses in European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Author: Radu Vacareanu,Constantin Ionescu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2022-08-24
ISBN: 3031151046
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progresses in European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Book Excerpt:

This book encompasses the most challenging topics in earthquake engineering and seismology aiming at seismic risk reduction and reveals the outstanding progresses made in Europe in the past four years. Earthquakes pose a significant threat to countries around the world. But, equipped with the right knowledge and tools, engineers and seismologists can support policy and decision makers and building officials in creating a safer future for all of us. In this paradigm, the Third European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (3ECEES) is organized in Bucharest (Romania) in September 2022 by the Romanian Association for Earthquake Engineering, Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest and National Institute for Earth Physics. This outstanding scientific event is the third in a series started in 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland and continued in 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The papers included in this book are written by the most prominent contemporary European scholars in the two-folded fields of 3ECEES. The Distinguished Nicholas Ambraseys, along with 28 invited lectures providing the best knowledge in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, are shared with the general readership of this book. The book is organized in three parts, as follows: (1) Seismicity, engineering seismology and seismic hazard, (2) Seismic risk assessment and mitigation, and (3) Structural earthquake engineering. The 29 contributed papers for this book are shared among these three parts almost equally. Chapter “The Challenge of the Integrated Seismic Strengthening and Environmental Upgrading of Existing Buildings” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Earthquake Engineering Frontiers in the New Millennium

Earthquake Engineering Frontiers in the New Millennium
Author: Y.X. Hu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 135145398X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Engineering Frontiers in the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

This volume comprises papers presented at the China-US Millennium Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, held in Beijing, China, on November 8-11, 2000. This conference provides a forum for advancing the field of earthquake engineering through multi-lateral cooperation.

Advances in Industrial and Civil Engineering

Advances in Industrial and Civil Engineering
Author: Le Hua Wang,Gang Xu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 3290
Release: 2012-11-29
ISBN: 3038139173
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Industrial and Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

This volume celebrates the invaluable work of the authors in the fields of architectural design and theory, urban planning, design and engineering, landscape planning and design, novel constructional materials and functional materials, analysis and technology.

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Research
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthquake resistant design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Geotechnical Board
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1994-02-01
ISBN: 0309050308
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake Book Excerpt:

The Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco area on October 17, 1989, causing 63 deaths and $10 billion worth of damage. This book reviews existing research on the Loma Prieta quake and draws from it practical lessons that could be applied to other earthquake-prone areas of the country. The volume contains seven keynote papers presented at a symposium on the earthquake and includes an overview written by the committee offering recommendations to improve seismic safety and earthquake awareness in parts of the country susceptible to earthquakes.

Advances in Seismic Performance and Risk Estimation of Precast Concrete Buildings

Advances in Seismic Performance and Risk Estimation of Precast Concrete Buildings
Author: Andrea Belleri,Bruno Dal Lago,Hugo Rodrigues
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2022-02-09
ISBN: 2889743071
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology
Author: Meg A. Warren,Stewart I. Donaldson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1440834814
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

This book examines the range of new theories, research, and applications in the most generative areas of positive psychology, at the dawn of a new wave of positive psychology scholarship—one that is increasingly sensitive to real-world issues, adversity, culture, and context. • Offers an unprecedented examination of the most generative subjects in positive psychology • Provides a scientifically grounded, thorough, and accessible overview of positive psychology theory, research, and practice • Showcases a new wave of positive psychology that is mainstreaming increased sensitivity to adversity, culture, and contextual factors • Brings together contributions from renowned leaders and prolific thinkers in positive psychology • Presents cutting-edge information that will be useful to scholars, students, as well as general readers

Advances in Indian Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Advances in Indian Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Author: M. L. Sharma,Manish Shrikhande,H. R. Wason
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2018-06-22
ISBN: 3319768557
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Indian Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Book Excerpt:

This edited volume is an up-to-date guide for students, policy makers and engineers on earthquake engineering, including methods and technologies for seismic hazard detection and mitigation. The book was written in honour of the late Professor Jai Krishna, who was a pioneer in teaching and research in the field of earthquake engineering in India during his decades-long work at the University of Roorkee (now the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee). The book comprehensively covers the historical development of earthquake engineering in India, and uses this background knowledge to address the need for current advances in earthquake engineering, especially in developing countries. After discussing the history and growth of earthquake engineering in India from the past 50 years, the book addresses the present status of earthquake engineering in regards to the seismic resistant designs of bridges, buildings, railways, and other infrastructures. Specific topics include response spectrum superposition methods, design philosophy, system identification approaches, retaining walls, and shallow foundations. Readers will learn about developments in earthquake engineering over the past 50 years, and how new methods and technologies can be applied towards seismic risk and hazard identification and mitigation.

Whittier Narrows CA Earthquake

Whittier Narrows  CA  Earthquake
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buildings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Review of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

A Review of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthquake hazard analysis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Earthquake Prediction

Advances in Earthquake Prediction
Author: Ragnar Stefánsson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 9783662501108
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Earthquake Prediction Book Excerpt:

The special natural conditions in Iceland as well as high level technology, were the basis for multidisciplinary and multinational cooperation for studying crustal processes, especially processes ahead of large earthquakes. This work leads to new innovative results and real time warnings which are described in the book. The results obtained in Iceland are of significance for earthquake prediction research worldwide.

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics
Author: Takaji Kokusho
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1317290860
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii) liquefaction and (iii) earthquake-induced slope failure. Associated with the above, basic theories and knowledge on wave propagation/attenuation, soil properties, laboratory tests, numerical analyses, and model tests are addressed in the first part of the book. A great number of earthquake observations in surface soil deposits as well as case histories with new findings are addressed in the later chapters, together with associated laboratory test data. Most of the research results originate from Japan, which is rich in earthquake records and case histories, although mostly isolated from the outside world because of the language barrier. Another important feature characterizing this book is an energy perspective in addition to the force-equilibrium perspective, because it is the author’s strong belief that energy is a very relevant index in determining seismic failures, particularly of soils and soil structures. Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics is written for international readers, graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers, interested in this field.

International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering Seismology

International Handbook of Earthquake   Engineering Seismology
Author: William H.K. Lee,Hiroo Kanamori,Paul Jennings,Carl Kisslinger
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2003-07-23
ISBN: 9780080489230
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering Seismology Book Excerpt:

The two volume International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology represents the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior's (IASPEI) ambition to provide a comprehensive overview of our present knowledge of earthquakes and seismology. This state-of-the-art work is the only reference to cover all aspects of seismology--a "resource library" for civil and structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists in academia and industry around the globe. Part B, by more than 100 leading researchers from major institutions of science around the globe, features 34 chapters detailing strong-motion seismology, earthquake engineering, quake prediction and hazards mitigation, as well as detailed reports from more than 40 nations. Also available is The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part A. Authoritative articles by more than 100 leading scientists Extensive glossary of terminology plus 2000+ biographical sketches of notable seismologists