Seismic Design of Steel Structures

Victor Gioncu, Federico Mazzolani

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November 20, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 525 Pages - 419 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415242639 - CAT# RT42630

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Features

  • References the main research investigations coming from the lessons learned after the main tragic earthquakes of the last decades (from Northridge, 1994 to Tohoku, 2011)
  • Illustrates seismic resistant steel structures in many applications around the world; showing that good design principles lead to successful results
  • Pinpoints the gap in knowledge on the effects of different types of earthquakes
  • Identifies a suitable relationship between engineering seismology and earthquake engineering
  • Provides a methodological approach which makes a clear distinction between strong and low-to-moderate seismic regions
  • Proposes new bracing and connecting systems for new seismic resistant steel structures, but also for upgrading existing reinforced concrete structures
  • Analyzes the fire after earthquake phenomenon , which sometimes produces more damage and fatalities than the earthquake alone and has opened the way for a new research field

Summary

Providing real world applications for different structural types and seismic characteristics, Seismic Design of Steel Structures combines knowledge of seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. This book focuses on seismic design, and concentrates specifically on seismic-resistant steel structures.

Drawing on experience from the Northridge to the Tohoku earthquakes, it combines understanding of the seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. The book focuses on the global as well as local behavior of steel structures and their effective seismic-resistant design. It recognises different types of earthquakes, takes into account the especial danger of fire after earthquake, and proposes new bracing and connecting systems for new seismic resistant steel structures, and also for upgrading existing reinforced concrete structures.

  • Includes the results of the extensive use of the DUCTROCT M computer program, which is used for the evaluation of the seismic available ductility, both monotonic and cyclic, for different types of earthquakes
  • Demonstrates good design principles by highlighting the behavior of seismic-resistant steel structures in many applications from around the world
  • Provides a methodological approach, making a clear distinction between strong and low-to-moderate seismic regions

This book serves as a reference for structural engineers involved in seismic design, as well as researchers and graduate students of seismic structural analysis and design.