Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Second Edition

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Date

July 16, 2012

Format

Hardback, 692 pages

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ISBN

0071792384 / 9780071792387

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125.00



Overview


Main description

The latest methods for designing seismically sound structures

Fully updated for the 2012 International Building Code, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook, Second Edition discusses basic earthquake principles, common earthquake effects, and typical structural damage caused by seismic shaking.

Earthquake computations for conditions commonly encountered by design engineers, such as liquefaction, settlement, bearing capacity, and slope stability, are included. Site improvement methods that can be used to mitigate the effects of earthquakes on structures are also described in this practical, comprehensive guide.

Coverage includes:

  • Basic earthquake principles
  • Common earthquake effects
  • Earthquake structural damage
  • Site investigation for geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Liquefaction
  • Earthquake-induced settlement
  • Bearing capacity analyses for earthquakes
  • Slope stability analyses for earthquakes
  • Retaining wall analyses for earthquakes
  • Other geotechnical earthquake engineering analyses
  • Grading and other soil improvement methods
  • Foundation alternatives to mitigate earthquake effects
  • Earthquake provisions in building codes


Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Part 1: Introduction to Earthquakes
Chapter 2: Basic Earthquake Principles
Chapter 3: Common Earthquake Effects
Chapter 4: Earthquake Structural Damage
Part 2: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Analyses
Chapter 5: Site Investigation for Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Chapter 6: Liquefaction
Chapter 7: Earthquake-Induced Settlement
Chapter 8: Bearing Capacity Analyses for Earthquakes
Chapter 9: Slope Stability Analyses for Earthquakes
Chapter 10: Retaining Wall Analyses for Earthquakes
Chapter 11: Other Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Analyses
Part 3: Site Improvement Methods to Mitigate Earthquake Effects
Chapter 12: Grading and Other Soil Improvement Methods
Chapter 13: Foundation Alternatives to Mitigate Earthquake Effects
Part 4: Building Codes
Chapter 14: Earthquake Provisions in 2012 ICC Building Codes
Chapter 15: Summary of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Appendix A: Glossaries


Author comments

Robert W. Day is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. The author of more than 200 published technical papers, he serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. Mr. Day holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in structural engineering from Villanova University and a master's degree in civil engineering and a civil engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of numerous McGraw-Hill books in geotechnical engineering, including Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition and Geotechnical Engineers Portable Handbook, Second Edition.





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