Concrete Buildings in Seismic Regions (Paperback)

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Reinforced concrete (R/C) is one of the main building materials used worldwide, and an understanding of its structural performance under gravity and seismic loads, albeit complex, is crucial for the design of cost effective and safe buildings.

Concrete Buildings in Seismic Regions comprehensively covers of all the analysis and design issues related to the design of reinforced concrete buildings under seismic action. It is suitable as a reference to the structural engineer dealing with specific problems during the design process and also for undergraduate and graduate structural, concrete and earthquake engineering courses.

This revised edition provides new and significantly developed coverage of seismic isolation and passive devices, and coverage of recent code modifications as well as notes on future developments of standards. It retains an overview of structural dynamics, the analysis and design of new R/C buildings in seismic regions, post-earthquake damage evaluation, pre-earthquake assessment of buildings and retrofitting procedures, and several numerical examples.

The book outlines appropriate structural systems for many types of buildings, explores recent developments, and covers the last two decades of analysis, design, and earthquake engineering. It specifically addresses seismic demand issues and the basic issues of structural dynamics, considers the capacity of structural systems to withstand seismic effects in terms of strength and deformation, and highlights the assessment of existing R/C buildings under seismic action. All of the material has been developed to fit a modern seismic code and offers in-depth knowledge of the background upon which the code rules are based. It complies with European Codes of Practice for R/C buildings in seismic regions, and includes references to current American Standards for seismic design.

About the Author

George G. Penelis is Emeritus Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, has served as national representative on the drafting committee for Eurocode 2, is ordinary member of Academia Pontaniana, Italy, and has published more than 250 technical papers, and is co-author of Earthquake Resistant Concrete Structures.Gregory G. Penelis is the CEO of Penelis Consulting Engineers S.A., and has been involved in the design/review of more than 100 buildings throughout Europe. He has been involved in many research projects regarding the seismic assessment of listed and monumental buildings.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032094670
ISBN-10: 1032094672
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
Pages: 820
Language: English