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Seismic Design of Buildings to Eurocode 8

Seismic Design of Buildings to Eurocode 8

By: Ahmed Y. Elghazouli

Details: Hardback, 336 pages.

List Price (RRP): £69.99 (No VAT Payable)Save £3.50 with our 5.0% online discountOur Online Price: £66.49

Publication date: 01/05/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

ISBN: 9780415447621

Publication Status: Active


Publication Description

Covers seismic design and links the principles to the Eurocode 8 on the Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance, illustrated with design examples. This book focuses on concrete and steel buildings, and their foundations.

As the new Eurocode 8 on the Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance has acquired the status of a full Euronorm, practical information and training has become urgently needed, especially in relation to the underlying principles of seismic behaviour and the design of building structures. This book covers seismic design in a clear but brief manner and links the principles to the code, illustrated with design examples. Concrete and steel buildings, and their foundations, are given special emphasis but the book is also applicable to many other types of structure and sub-structure.The book stems from practical short courses on seismic design, run jointly by the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) and Imperial College London. Its contributors are either senior academics with significant consulting experience, or leading practitioners, which gives the book a strong industry emphasis. It will be of value to a wide range of practising civil and structural engineers at different stages of their careers; and should also be of direct use to academics preparing courses and worked examples on seismic design to EC8, to advanced undergraduate students, and to Masters level students in Earthquake, Structural or Geotechnical Engineering.

Publication Review

'It could be used ... in a senior-level or graduate level course on seismic design. It would also be most useful for the practicing engineer because the many practical and worked-out examples help make the approaches concrete and useful. Highly recommended.' -- Noise Control Engineering Journal