Advances in Earthquake Engineering for Urban Risk Reduction

  • S. Tanvir Wasti
  • Guney Ozcebe
Part of the Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. METE A. SOZEN
    Pages 1-18
  3. STATHIS N. BOUSIAS, MICHAEL N. FARDIS, ALEX-LOUKAS SPATHIS, DIONYSIS BISKINIS
    Pages 33-46
  4. TUGRUL TANKUT, UGUR ERSOY, GUNEY OZCEBE, MEHMET BARAN, DILEK OKUYUCU
    Pages 47-62
  5. RUI PINHO, STELIOS ANTONIOU, CHIARA CASAROTTI, MANUEL LÓPEZ
    Pages 79-94
  6. GUNEY OZCEBE, HALUK SUCUOGLU, M. SEMIH YUCEMEN, AHMET YAKUT
    Pages 95-116
  7. FARZAD NAEIM, SCOTT HAGIE, ARZHANG ALIMORADI, EDUARDO MIRANDA
    Pages 117-134
  8. UWE E. DORKA, STEPHAN GLEIM
    Pages 195-208
  9. KYRIAZIS PITILAKIS, MARIA ALEXOUDI, SOTIRIS ARGYROUDIS, ANASTASIOS ANASTASIADIS
    Pages 229-244
  10. AMR S. ELNASHAI, BILLIE F. SPENCER, DAN A. KUCHMA, GUANGQIANG YANG, JUAN CARRION, QUAN GAN et al.
    Pages 245-260
  11. SERGIO M. ALCOCER, LEONARDO FLORES, ROBERTO DURAN
    Pages 261-274
  12. ERCAN YUKSEL, ALPER ILKI, GULSEREN EROL, CEM DEMIR, H. FARUK KARADOGAN
    Pages 285-300

About these proceedings

Introduction

Earthquakes affecting urban areas can lead to catastrophic situations and hazard mitigation requires preparatory measures at all levels. Structural assessment is the diagnosis of the seismic health of buildings. Assessment is the prelude to decisions about rehabilitation or even demolition. The scale of the problem in dense urban settings brings about a need for macro seismic appraisal procedures because large numbers of existing buildings do not conform to the increased requirements of new earthquake codes and specifications or have other deficiencies. It is the vulnerable buildings - liable to cause damage and loss of life - that need immediate attention and urgent appraisal in order to decide if structural rehabilitation and upgrading are feasible. Current economic, efficient and occupant-friendly rehabilitation techniques vary widely and include the application either of precast concrete panels or layers, strips and patches of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) in strategic locations. The papers in this book, many by renowned authorities in earthquake engineering, chart new and vital directions of research and application in the assessment and rehabilitation of buildings in seismic regions. While several papers discuss the probabilistic prediction and quantification of structural damage, others present approaches related with the in-situ and occupant friendly upgrading of buildings and propose both economical and practical techniques to address the problem.

Keywords

Earth Environmental NATO Science Sciences Series IV damage polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Tanvir Wasti
    • 1
  • Guney Ozcebe
    • 2
  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4571-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4569-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4571-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238