Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions

Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions
Author: Rajesh Rupakhety,Dipendra Gautam
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN: 0128231963
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions Book Excerpt:

During earthquakes, masonry buildings are the most affected, and consequently, damage to these buildings leads to massive loss of life and property. Masonry buildings comprise probably the greatest share of overall housing stock, and in turn, understanding their performance during earthquakes is a pivotal problem in seismic regions. Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions presents details on the kinds of masonry building found in seismic regions of the world. The title describes interventions, such as retrofitted solutions, dynamic identification, and improved construction after earthquakes, that are equally applicable to regions of moderate and high seismicity. The book covers representative masonry buildings from active seismic regions, the material properties of masonry construction, numerical modelling techniques and computational advances, seismic performance of non-engineered masonry buildings, resilience in typical construction, retrofitting, and the cultural values and structural characterization of heritage masonry buildings in active seismic regions. This book is unique in its global and systematic coverage of masonry construction in seismic regions. Identifies the material properties of masonry construction from a seismic perspective Covers representative masonry buildings from active seismic regions, providing a benchmark to understand existing building stocks Provides numerical modelling techniques and reviews computational advances, including a large test database Details the seismic performance of non-engineered masonry buildings, as well as the cultural values and structural characterisation of heritage masonry constructions Analyses typical or vernacular constructions which have earthquake resilient features, such as Dhajji-Dewari, Borbone, Pombalino, and Himis

Earthquake Resistant Masonry Construction

Earthquake Resistant Masonry Construction
Author: Robert A. Crist,Louis E. Cattaneo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessment of Damage to Residential Buildings Caused by the Northridge Earthquake

Assessment of Damage to Residential Buildings Caused by the Northridge Earthquake
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building failures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessment of Damage to Residential Buildings Caused by the Northridge Earthquake

Assessment of Damage to Residential Buildings Caused by the Northridge Earthquake
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1995-07
ISBN: 9780788119965
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Engineering Materials Structures and Systems Innovations Mechanics and Applications

Advances in Engineering Materials  Structures and Systems  Innovations  Mechanics and Applications
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 882
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN: 0429761163
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Engineering Materials Structures and Systems Innovations Mechanics and Applications Book Excerpt:

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications comprises 411 papers that were presented at SEMC 2019, the Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 September 2019. The subject matter reflects the broad scope of SEMC conferences, and covers a wide variety of engineering materials (both traditional and innovative) and many types of structures. The many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc); (v) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber, glass); (vi) the process of structural engineering (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, testing, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning). The SEMC 2019 Proceedings will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find them useful. Two versions of the papers are available. Short versions, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in this printed book. The full versions of the papers are in the e-book.

Mitigating the Impact of Impending Earthquakes

Mitigating the Impact of Impending Earthquakes
Author: Klaus Brandes,Andreas Vogel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9789054108016
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mitigating the Impact of Impending Earthquakes Book Excerpt:

The concept of earthquake prognostics, originally initiated in the 80s by a Berlin-based group of scientists and experts, has been further developed at international seminars. The 6th international seminar held in 1991 at the Japanese-German Center in Berlin has considerably contributed towards concretization and materialization of the earthquake prognostics strategy. Topics: General aspects: Earthquake prognostics - From fundamental research to practical measures of protection; A few comments on earthquake disaster precention; Earthquake sources processes; Earthquake hazard assessment; Risk analysis and evaluation; Measures of protection.

Earthquake Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings

Earthquake Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings
Author: Miha Tomazevic
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1999-07-05
ISBN: 1783262524
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings Book Excerpt:

In the last few decades, a considerable amount of experimental and analytical research on the seismic behaviour of masonry walls and buildings has been carried out. The investigations resulted in the development of methods for seismic analysis and design, as well as new technologies and construction systems. After many centuries of traditional use and decades of allowable stress design, clear concepts for limit state verification of masonry buildings under earthquake loading have recently been introduced in codes of practice. Although this book is not a review of the state-of-the-art of masonry structures in earthquake zones, an attempt has been made to balance the discussion on recent code requirements, state-of-the-art methods of earthquake-resistant design and the author's research work, in order to render the book useful for a broader application in design practice. An attempt has also been made to present, in a condensed but easy to understand way, all the information needed for earthquake-resistant design of masonry buildings constructed using traditional systems. The basic concepts of limit state verification are presented and equations for seismic resistance verification of masonry walls of all types of construction, (unreinforced, confined and reinforced) as well as masonry-infilled reinforced concrete frames, are addressed. A method for seismic resistance verification, compatible with recent code requirements, is also discussed. In all cases, experimental results are used to explain the proposed methods and equations. An important part of this book is dedicated to the discussion of the problems of repair, retrofit and rehabilitation of existing masonry buildings, including historical structures in urban centres. Methods of strengthening masonry walls as well as improving the structural integrity of existing buildings are described in detail. Wherever possible, experimental evidence regarding the effectiveness of the proposed strengthening methods is given. Contents:Earthquakes and Seismic Performance of Masonry BuildingsMasonry Materials and Construction SystemsArchitectural and Structural Concepts of Earthquake-Resistant Building ConfigurationFloors and RoofsBasic Concepts of Limit States Verification of Seismic Resistance of Masonry BuildingsSeismic Resistance Verification of Structural WallsMasonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete FramesSeismic Resistance Verification of Masonry BuildingsRepair and Strengthening of Masonry Buildings Readership: Practising engineers and students.

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buildings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Napa Linear Park Block 231

Napa  Linear Park Block 231
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Why Do Buildings Collapse in Earthquakes

Why Do Buildings Collapse in Earthquakes
Author: Robin Spence,Emily So
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-09
ISBN: 1119619424
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Do Buildings Collapse in Earthquakes Book Excerpt:

Learn from the personal experience and insights of leading earthquake engineering specialists as they examine the lessons from disasters of the last 30 years and propose a path to earthquake safety worldwide Why Do Buildings Collapse in Earthquakes?: Building for Safety in Seismic Areas delivers an insightful and comprehensive analysis of the key lessons taught by building failures during earthquakes around the world. The book uses empirical evidence to describe the successes of earthquake engineering and disaster preparedness, as well as the failures that may have had tragic consequences. Readers will learn what makes buildings in earthquake zones vulnerable, what can be done to design, build and maintain those buildings to reduce or eliminate that vulnerability, and what can be done to protect building occupants. Those who are responsible for the lives and safety of building occupants and visitors - architects, designers, engineers, and building owners or managers - will learn how to provide adequate safety in earthquake zones. The text offers useful and accessible answers to anyone interested in natural disasters generally and those who have specific concerns about the impact of earthquakes on the built environment. Readers will benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to how buildings have behaved in earthquakes, including a description of the world’s most lethal earthquakes and the fatality trend over time An exploration of how buildings are constructed around the world, including considerations of the impact of climate and seismicity on home design A discussion of what happens during an earthquake, including the types and levels of ground motion, landslides, tsunamis, and sequential effects, and how different types of buildings tend to behave in response to those phenomena What different stakeholders can do to improve the earthquake safety of their buildings The owners and managers of buildings in earthquake zones and those responsible for the safety of people who occupy or visit them will find Why Do Buildings Collapse in Earthquakes? Building for Safety in Seismic Areas essential reading, as will all architects, designers and engineers who design or refurbish buildings in earthquake zones.

Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook

Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook
Author: Edward G. Nawy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1584
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN: 1420007653
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

The first edition of this comprehensive work quickly filled the need for an in-depth handbook on concrete construction engineering and technology. Living up to the standard set by its bestselling predecessor, this second edition of the Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook covers the entire range of issues pertaining to the construction

Enclosure Masonry Wall Systems Worldwide

Enclosure Masonry Wall Systems Worldwide
Author: S. Pompeu Santos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 1482265982
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enclosure Masonry Wall Systems Worldwide Book Excerpt:

Enclosure walls have a key role in building construction, providing structural safety and protecting interiors from intrusion. The concept of an enclosure wall is a traditional one, common to the building history of many countries. There is a tremendous variety in types of enclosure walls, depending on such variables as climate and local technologi

Earthquake Hazards Reduction

Earthquake Hazards Reduction
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthquake prediction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program NEHRP Reauthoriztion

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program  NEHRP  Reauthoriztion
Author: United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 69
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthquake prediction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Summary of Knowledge of the Southern California Coastal Zone and Offshore Areas Physical environment

A Summary of Knowledge of the Southern California Coastal Zone and Offshore Areas  Physical environment
Author: Southern California Ocean Studies Consortium
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coastal ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions 2 Volume Set

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions   2 Volume Set
Author: Claudio Modena,P.B. Lourenço,P. Roca
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1466
Release: 2004-11-15
ISBN: 9780415363792
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions 2 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions contains about 160 papers that were presented at the IV International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions that was held from 10 to 13 November, 2004 in Padova Italy. Following publications of previous seminars that were organized in Barcelona, Spain (1995 and 1998) and Guimarães, Portugal (2001), state-of-the-art information is presented in these two volumes on the preservation, protection, and restoration of historical constructions, both comprising monumental structures and complete city centers. These two proceedings volumes are devoted to the possibilities of numerical and experimental techniques in the maintenance of historical structures. In this respect, the papers, originating from over 30 countries, are subdivided in the following areas: Historical aspects and general methodology, Materials and laboratory testing, Non-destructive testing and inspection techniques, Dynamic behavior and structural monitoring, Analytical and numerical approaches, Consolidation and strengthening techniques, Historical timber and metal structures, Seismic analysis and vulnerability assessment, Seismic strengthening and innovative systems, Case studies. Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions is a valuable source of information for scientists and practitioners working on structure-related issues of historical constructions

Seismic Behaviour and Design of Irregular and Complex Civil Structures III

Seismic Behaviour and Design of Irregular and Complex Civil Structures III
Author: Dietlinde Köber,Mario De Stefano,Zbigniew Zembaty
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 3030335321
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Behaviour and Design of Irregular and Complex Civil Structures III Book Excerpt:

This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge on problems of the effects of structural irregularities on their seismic response. It also covers specific spatial and rotational seismic loads on these structures. Rapid progress in respective research on irregular structures and unconventional seismic loads requires prompt updates of the state of the art in this area. These problems are of particular interest to both researchers and practitioners because these are non-conservative effects compared with the approach of the traditional seismic design (e.g. Eurocode 8, Uniform Building Code etc.). This book will be of particular interest to researchers, PhD students and engineers dealing with design of structures under seismic excitations.

Lessons Learned from the Northridge Earthquake

Lessons Learned from the Northridge Earthquake
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthquake engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the North American Masonry Conference August 14 15 16 1978 University of Colorado Boulder Colorado

Proceedings of the North American Masonry Conference  August 14  15  16  1978  University of Colorado  Boulder  Colorado
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Masonry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Dam Engineering for Design Construction and Rehabilitation

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design  Construction  and Rehabilitation
Author: R.B. Jansen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461308577
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design Construction and Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

The present state of the art of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political factors, which, though important, attained by a continuous search for new ideas and methods are covered in other publications. while incorporating the lessons of the past. In the last 20 The rapid progress in recent times has resulted from the years particularly there have been major innovations, due combined efforts of engineers and associated scientists, as largely to a concerted effort to blend the best of theory and exemplified by the authorities who have contributed to this practice. Accompanying these achievements, there has been book. These individuals have brought extensive knowledge a significant trend toward free interchange among the pro to the task, drawn from experience throughout the world. fessional disciplines, including open discussion of prob With the convergence of such distinguished talent, the op lems and their solutions. The inseparable relationships of portunity for accomplishment was substantial. I gratefully hydrology, geology, and seismology to engineering have acknowledge the generous cooperation of these writers, and been increasingly recognized in this field, where progress am indebted also to other persons and organizations that is founded on interdisciplinary cooperation. have allowed reference to their publications; and I have This book presents advances in dam engineering that attempted to acknowledge this obligation in the sections have been achieved in recent years or are under way. At where the material is used. These courtesies are deeply ap tention is given to practical aspects of design, construction, preciated.