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  • Seismic Control Systemsby S. Syngellakis

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 186.00

    Earthquakes remain largely unpredictable and potentially catastrophic, a matter of continuous concern to communities in affected zones. Scientists and engineers have made a considerable effort to mitigate their consequences through the design of effective protective devices. New concepts have recently been developed to address the requirements for... more...

  • Seismic Vulnerability of Structuresby Philippe Gueguen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 149.95

    This book is focused on the seismic vulnerability assessment methods, applied to existing buildings, describing several behaviors and new approaches for assessment on a large scale (urban area). It is clear that the majority of urban centers are composed of old buildings, designed according to concepts and rules that are inadequate to the seismic... more...

  • 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...

  • Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Designby Michele Maugeri; Claudio Soccodato

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    Pseudo-static analysis is still the most-used method to assess the stability of geotechnical systems that are exposed to earthquake forces. However, this method does not provide any information about the deformations and permanent displacements induced by seismic activity. Moreover, it is questionable to use this approach when geotechnical systems... more...

  • Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolationby James M. Kelly; Dimitrios Konstantinidis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 130.00

    Widely used in civil, mechanical and automotive engineer­ing since the early 1980s, multilayer rubber bearings have been used as seismic isolation devices for buildings in highly seismic areas in many countries. Their appeal in these applications comes from their ability to provide a component with high stiffness in one direction with high flexibility... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...