Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings


  • Causes and Effects of Earthquakes: Seismicity--Structural Response--Seismic Action.
  • Principles of Member Design.
  • Reinforced Concrete Ductile Frames.
  • Structural Walls.
  • Dual Systems.
  • Masonry Structures.
  • Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Restricted Ductility
  • Foundation Structures.

Emphasizes actual structural design, not analysis, of multistory buildings for seismic resistance. Strong emphasis is placed on specific detailing requirements for construction. Fundamental design principles are presented to create buildings that respond to a wide range of potential seismic forces, which are illustrated by numerous detailed examples. The discussion includes the design of reinforced concrete ductile frames, structural walls, dual systems, reinforced masonry structures, buildings with restricted ductility and foundation walls. In addition to the examples, full design calculations are given for three prototype structures.


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