Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan "Bridge Engineering: Seismic Design"
Published by CRC Press | Publication date : February 2003 | ISBN : 0849316839 | PDF | 453 pages | English
Mitigating the effects of earthquakes is crucial to bridge design. Comprising chapters culled from the acclaimed Bridge Engineering Handbook, this volume sets forth the principles and applications of seismic design, from the necessary geotechnical and dynamic analysis background to seismic isolation and energy dissipation, active control, and retrofit technology. In-depth discussions contributed by bridge and earthquake engineers from around the world cover the types and effects of earthquake damage, as well as structural performance criteria.
The book also includes an overview of seismic design practices in Japan, including a study of the damage to highway bridges caused by the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake.