Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings

The worst case approach

  • Izuru Takewaki
  • Abbas Moustafa
  • Kohei Fujita

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 1-6
  3. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 43-64
  4. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 65-92
  5. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 93-113
  6. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 115-134
  7. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 135-149
  8. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 151-175
  9. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 177-201
  10. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 221-247
  11. Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
    Pages 313-320
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 321-324

About this book

Introduction

Engineers are always interested in the worst-case scenario. One of the most important and challenging missions of structural engineers may be to narrow the range of unexpected incidents in building structural design. Redundancy, robustness and resilience play an important role in such circumstances. Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach discusses the importance of worst-scenario approach for improved earthquake resilience of buildings and nuclear reactor facilities.


Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach consists of two parts. The first part deals with the characterization and modeling of worst or critical ground motions on inelastic structures and the related worst-case scenario in the structural design of ordinary simple building structures. The second part of the book focuses on investigating the worst-case scenario for passively controlled and base-isolated buildings. This allows for detailed consideration of a range of topics including:


•A consideration of damage of building structures in the critical excitation method for improved building-earthquake resilience,
•A consideration of uncertainties of structural parameters in structural control and base-isolation for improved building-earthquake resilience, and
•New insights in structural design of super high-rise buildings under long-period ground motions.


Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach is a valuable resource for researchers and engineers interested in learning and applying the worst-case scenario approach in the seismic-resistant design for more resilient structures.

Keywords

Critical Excitation Method Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings Earthquake Uncertainty Analysis Structural Analysis for Earthquake Resistance Worst-Scenario Approaches for Resistance Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Izuru Takewaki
    • 1
  • Abbas Moustafa
    • 2
  • Kohei Fujita
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Architecture and ArchitecturalKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2., Department of Civil EngineeringMinia UniversityMiniaEgypt
  3. 3., Dept. of Architecture and ArchitecturalKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4144-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4143-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4144-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • About this book