Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: From Case History to Practice

1st Edition

Takaji Kokusho, Yoshimichi Tsukamoto, Mitsutoshi Yoshimine

CRC Press
Published September 24, 2009
Reference - 388 Pages
ISBN 9780415556149 - CAT# K10885


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This book presents current developments in performance-based design (PBD) in earthquake geotechnical engineering, including various case histories, numerical methods, soil investigations and engineering practice. Special attention is paid to the 2008 Wenchuan Sichuan earthquake in China, performance evaluations, the role of soil investigations, criteria/design codes, and the performance and future perspectives of PBD. The information in this book will be of particular interest to researchers in earthquake geotechnical engineering, and practicing geotechnical and structural engineers.

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