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  • Retrofitting of Heritage Structuresby S. SYNGELLAKIS

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 186.00

    The preservation of heritage architecture is a cultural objective rigorously pursued by communities and nations wishing to promote their history, civilisation and aesthetic achievements. Structures built in the remote past by traditional methods have suffered the consequences of extreme loading events, such as earthquakes, over long time periods. Retrofitting... more...

  • A Critical Review of Vanby James Lighthill

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 134.00

    The acronym VAN refers to Drs Varotsos, Alexopoulos and Nomicos, members of a group based in the University of Athens and led by Professor Varotsos (head of the Physics Department) which for over a decade has sought to use electric-field measurements between electrodes buried in the earth to predict earthquakes in Greece over periods of order one month... more...

  • The Seismicity of Central Americaby N.N. Ambraseys; R.D. Adams

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 136.00

    This book is the outcome of a careful and detailed study of earthquakes in Central America. It combines information from felt effects and instrumental recordings to reassess the location and size of events since the beginning of the instrumental era. Early sections describe the techniques used, with particular emphasis on the determination of earthquake... more...

  • Seismic Design of Industrial Facilitiesby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 109.00

    Seismic Design of Industrial Facilities demands a deep knowledge on the seismic behaviour of the individual structural and non-structural components of the facility, possible interactions and last but not least the individual hazard potential of primary and secondary damages. From 26.-27. September 2013 the International Conference on Seismic Design... more...

  • Earthquake Hazard in Lebanonby Amr Salah-Eldin Elnashai; Ramy Rafik El-Khoury

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 153.00

    This book presents a comprehensive treatment of earthquake hazards in Lebanon and its vicinity. A thorough review of the tectonics of the region is given alongside a re-assessment of the historical and instrumental earthquake records. Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis is undertaken and hazard maps are presented in terms of peak ground parameters... more...

  • Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineeringby Young C. Kim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 328.00

    This handbook contains a comprehensive compilation of topics that are at the forefront of many of the technical advances in ocean waves, coastal, and ocean engineering. More than 70 internationally recognized authorities in the field of coastal and ocean engineering have contributed articles on their areas of expertise to this handbook. These international... more...

  • Strength and Weathering of Rock as Boundary Layer Problemsby Christine Butenuth

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 113.00

    This book is addressed mainly to younger geoscientists and students of geologically related subjects. It discusses: (1) the concepts, definitions and experience of strength, particularly rock strength, with application of experimental techniques; (2) the physical-chemical aspects of the strength of pure phases; (3) strengthening of grain packings by... more...

  • Earthquake-Soil Interactionby S. Syngellakis

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 220.00

    Comprises a selection of articles on interactions between earthquakes and the soil in which they propagate. The book is concerned with soil composition and geomechanical features, which affect earthquake propagation and intensity; it also addresses detrimental effects of seismic shaking on soil properties and stability. more...

  • Earthquake Ground Motionby S. Syngellakis

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 176.00

    In the first of two parts, the book deals with issues relating to the characterisation and the rational definition of seismic input. It begins with a study of earthquake records that leads to the identification of their damage potential parameters. The second part deals with ground motion effects on foundation elements and structural integrity. more...

  • Damage-based Earthquake Engineeringby P. Ghisbain

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 192.00

    Over the life of a structure, smaller but more frequent earthquakes contribute more to the cumulative damage than larger earthquakes on which structural design is traditionally based. The included case studies show that the optimal solutions support a shift toward more resilient structures designed beyond the traditional life-safety requirements. more...