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  1. Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

    Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 2

    Edited by Manolis Papadrakakis, Dimos C. Charmpis, Yannis Tsompanakis, Nikos D. Lagaros

    Series: Structures and Infrastructures

    The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times. This book presents the latest scientific...

    Published December 4th 2008 by CRC Press

  2. Landslides and Engineered Slopes. From the Past to the Future, Two Volumes + CD-ROM

    Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes, 30 June - 4 July 2008, Xi'an, China

    Edited by Zuyu Chen, Jian-Min Zhang, Ken Ho, Fa-Quan Wu, Zhong-Kui Li

    270 Expert contributions on aspects of landslide hazards, encompassing geological modeling and soil and rock mechanics, landslide processes, causes and effects, and damage avoidance and limitation strategies. Reference source for academics and professionals in geo-mechanical and geo-technical...

    Published June 11th 2008 by CRC Press

  3. Hazards and the Built Environment

    Attaining Built-in Resilience

    Edited by Lee Bosher

    As a specialist in disaster preparation, you have huge responsibilities: a failure to prepare for natural and human-induced disasters costs lives and money. When a natural or human-induced disaster hits a built-up area the amount of damage it does will depend largely on the extent to which the...

    Published May 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  4. Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering

    Computations and Applications

    Edited by Kok-Kwang Phoon

    Reliability-based design is the only engineering methodology currently available which can ensure self-consistency in both physical and probabilistic terms. It is also uniquely compatible with the theoretical basis underlying other disciplines such as structural design. It is especially...

    Published April 21st 2008 by CRC Press

  5. Smart Structures

    Innovative Systems for Seismic Response Control

    By Franklin Y. Cheng, Hongping Jiang, Kangyu Lou

    An innovative concept, smart structural systems have proven to be extremely effective in absorbing damaging energy and/or counteracting potentially devastating force, thus limiting structural collapse and subsequent injury. As this technology rapidly evolves, there is an ever-increasing need for an...

    Published February 25th 2008 by CRC Press

  6. Evaluation and Prevention of Natural Risks

    Edited by Stefano Campus, Secondo Barbero, Stefano Bovo, Ferruccio Forlati

    The assessment and prevention of risks inherent to natural phenomena is of topical interest to the scientific community and other authorities dealing with territorial management. Historical analysis carried out in the Piemonte-territory in north-western Italy, focusing on the consequences of...

    Published October 18th 2007 by CRC Press

  7. New Horizons in Earth Reinforcement

    Book + CD-ROM

    Edited by Jun Otani, Yoshihisa Miyata, Toshifumi Mukunoki

    Earth reinforcement techniques are used worldwide, providing dependable solutions to a wide range of geotechnical engineering problems.Well-established earth reinforcement technologies are regularly augmented by new materials, innovative construction techniques and advances in design and analysis....

    Published October 11th 2007 by CRC Press

  8. Earthquakes and Acoustic Emission

    Selected Papers from the 11th International Conference on Fracture, Turin, Italy, March 20-25, 2005

    Edited by Alberto Carpinteri, Giuseppe Lacidogna

    Earthquakes are caused by the sudden release of energy during the fracture of stressed rock within the Earth’s crust. This phenomenon is similar to that which occurs in materials under load, and although they take place on very different scales, these two phenomena - earthquakes in geophysics and...

    Published July 5th 2007 by CRC Press

  9. Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, 21–24 May 2007

    Edited by Robin McInnes, Jenny Jakeways, Helen Fairbank, Emma Mathie

    Understanding the relationship between landslides and climate change is crucially important in planning a proactive approach to hazard and risk management. Advances in geohazard modelling and prediction enable us to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change, but there is still a...

    Published May 10th 2007 by CRC Press

  10. Central America, Two Volume Set

    Geology, Resources and Hazards

    Edited by Jochen Bundschuh, Guillermo E. Alvarado

    An integrated treatment of the principal fields of classical and applied geosciences of Central America, this authoritative two-volume monograph treats the region as a whole, exploring geology, earth resources and geo-hazards across political boundaries. It reviews the published literature, and...

    Published April 12th 2007 by CRC Press