Providing real world applications for different structural types and seismic characteristics, Seismic Design of Steel Structures combines knowledge of seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. This book focuses on seismic design, and concentrates specifically on seismic-resistant steel structures.
Drawing on experience from the Northridge to the Tohoku earthquakes, it combines understanding of the seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. The book focuses on the global as well as local behavior of steel structures and their effective seismic-resistant design. It recognises different types of earthquakes, takes into account the especial danger of fire after earthquake, and proposes new bracing and connecting systems for new seismic resistant steel structures, and also for upgrading existing reinforced concrete structures.
Includes the results of the extensive use of the DUCTROCT M computer program, which is used for the evaluation of the seismic available ductility, both monotonic and cyclic, for different types of earthquakesDemonstrates good design principles by highlighting the behavior of seismic-resistant steel structures in many applications from around the worldProvides a methodological approach, making a clear distinction between strong and low-to-moderate seismic regions
This book serves as a reference for structural engineers involved in seismic design, as well as researchers and graduate students of seismic structural analysis and design.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 525
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
"This is a massive and most impressive book. This reviewer is not aware of an equal in the international literature. It will serve as an authoritative reference in the field for years to come."
-Michael N. Fardis, University of Patras, Greece
"This book represents the culmination of over two decades of research by the authors, in which they have sought to link the demands of various types of earthquakes to the ability of steel frame structures to withstand these without suffering undue distress. It is extremely comprehensive and thorough in its treatment - utilising, where appropriate, the contributions of others - and is written by two individuals who have contributed a lifetime of study to the subject area. By fusing the twin aspects of demand and supply it goes beyond the normal treatments, in which specialist texts deal either with Engineering Seismology (normally without taking the subject into the 'design requirements' phase) or the Steelwork Design aspects separately."
--Professor David Nethercot, Imperial College London, UK