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  1. Earthquake Geotechnical Case Histories for Performance-Based Design

    ISSMGE TC4 2005-2009 Term Volume

    Edited by Takaji Kokusho

    Earthquake Geotechnical Case Histories for Performance-Based Design is a collection of 26 case histories, each study containing well-instrumented geotechnical and earthquake data. The book is intended to serve as a reference work, since it contains a common scale to develop and implement design...

    Published June 5th 2009 by CRC Press

  2. Geotechnical Risk and Safety

    Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (IS-Gifu 2009) 11-12 June, 2009, Gifu, Japan - IS-Gifu2009

    Edited by Yusuke Honjo, Makoto Suzuki, Takashi Hara, Feng Zhang

    Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of increasing mobility and the complexity of the modern society and the field of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception. As a result, modern risk assessment and management are required in all...

    Published June 1st 2009 by CRC Press

  3. Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation

    including CD-ROM

    Edited by Fusao Oka, Akira Murakami, Sayuri Kimoto

    The last decades have shown a remarkable increase in the number of heavy rains, typhoons and earthquakes. These natural phenomena are the main causes for geohazards. As a result the mitigation of geohazards has become a major research topic in geotechnical engineering, and in recent years...

    Published May 7th 2009 by CRC Press

  4. Spatial Variation of Seismic Ground Motions

    Modeling and Engineering Applications

    By Aspasia Zerva

    Series: Advances in Engineering Series

    The spatial variation of seismic ground motions denotes the differences in the seismic time histories at various locations on the ground surface. This text focuses on the spatial variability of the motions that is caused by the propagation of the waveforms from the earthquake source through the...

    Published April 28th 2009 by CRC Press

  5. Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering

    By Roberto Villaverde

    While successfully preventing earthquakes may still be beyond the capacity of modern engineering, the ability to mitigate damages with strong structural designs and other mitigation measures are well within the purview of science. Fundamental Concepts of Earthquake Engineering presents the concepts...

    Published January 16th 2009 by CRC Press

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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