Multihazard Considerations in Civil Infrastructure

Mohammed M. Ettouney, Sreenivas Alampalli

December 6, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 507 Pages - 200 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482208320 - CAT# K21584
Series: Civil Infrastructure Health and Sustainability

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Features

  • Presents the need for multihazard (MH) considerations, what conditions constitute multihazards, and how to address multihazards in structural design and analysis
  • Examines the assessment, treatment, communication, monitoring, and acceptance of multihazards
  • Explains the use of MH in infrastructure management- inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement
  • Includes several practical case studies showing how multihazard considerations and its components can be used to enhance performance of infrastructures, and at reasonable costs
  • Presents numerous examples using bridges to show how MH implications can impact civil infrastructure management

Summary

This book explains and presents the need for Multihazard Consideration (MH) in the management of civil infrastructure, what constitutes MH, and how to address MH in design and analysis. A generalized theory of MH will serve as the basis of the objective treatment of this volume. Use of MH in bridge management (inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement) will serve as the basis for several examples, and numerous case studies will be presented throughout.