The Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering is designed to be the authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of the science of earthquake engineering, specifically focusing on the interaction between earthquakes and infrastructure. The encyclopedia comprises approximately 265 contributions. Since earthquake engineering deals with the interaction between earthquake disturbances and the built infrastructure, the emphasis is on basic design processes important to both non-specialists and engineers so that readers become suitably well-informed without needing to deal with the details of specialist understanding. The content of this encyclopedia provides technically inclined and informed readers about the ways in which earthquakes can affect our infrastructure and how engineers would go about designing against, mitigating and remediating these effects. The coverage ranges from buildings, foundations, underground construction, lifelines and bridges, roads, embankments and slopes. The encyclopedia also aims to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-domain information to domain-experts. This is the first single reference encyclopedia of this breadth and scope that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of earthquakes and structures.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 3966
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015
"This encyclopedia looks at structural engineering as it relates to earthquakes and seismic activity from modern world applications to modeling and analysis of natural and ancient structures. With depth and clarity in explanation, most entries are thorough, yet at a level the average undergraduate (in engineering, physics or similar) would understand. Most entries contain detailed images, diagrams and equations with step by step explanations. ... Each entry is well researched, citing scholarly articles on the topic." (Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Reference Reviews, Vol. 30 (6), 2016)