Bridge Engineering Handbook, Second Edition: Seismic Design

Bridge Engineering Handbook, Second Edition: Seismic Design 

Wai-Fah Chen,

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Earthquakes are naturally occurring broad-banded vibratory ground motions, due to a number of causes, including tectonic ground motions, volcanism, landslides, rockburst, and man-made explosions, the most important of which are caused by the fracture and sliding of rock along tectonic faults within the earth’s crust. For most earthquakes, shaking and/or ground failure are the dominant and most widespread agents of damage. Shaking near the actual earthquake rupture lasts only during the time when the fault ruptures, a process that takes seconds or at most a few minutes.




Content :
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Considerations.
  • Earthquake Damage to Bridges
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Seismic Random Response Analysis
  • Nonlinear Analysis
  • Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges
  • Seismic Bridge Design Specifications for the United States
  • Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges
  • Seismic Design of Steel Bridges
  • Seismic Design of Thin-Walled Steel and CFT Piers
  • Seismic Design of Cable-Supported Bridges
  • Seismic Isolation Design for Bridges
  • Seismic Retrofit Technology
  • Soil–Foundation–Structure Interaction
  • Seismic Design Practice in California
  • Seismic Design Practice in China
  • Seismic Design Practice in Italy
  • Seismic Design Practice in Japan


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