Seismic Risk Assessment and Retrofitting

With Special Emphasis on Existing Low Rise Structures

  • Alper Ilki
  • Faruk Karadogan
  • Sumru Pala
  • Ercan Yuksel

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Elena Mola, Paolo Negro
    Pages 39-69
  3. Semih S. Tezcan, Ihsan Engin Bal, Fatma Gulten Gulay
    Pages 71-89
  4. Paolo Negro, Elena Mola
    Pages 91-110
  5. Renjun Wang, James O. Jirsa, Sharon L. Wood
    Pages 169-187
  6. Koichi Kusunoki, Masaomi Teshigawara
    Pages 211-235
  7. Nathalie Roy, Pierre Labossière, Jean Proulx, Éric St-Georges, Patrick Paultre
    Pages 297-305
  8. Helmut Krawinkler, Dimitrios G. Lignos
    Pages 343-365
  9. Faruk Karadogan, Sumru Pala, Alper Ilki, Ercan Yuksel, Waiel Mowrtage, Pinar Teymur et al.
    Pages 387-426
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1-43

About this book


Many more people are coming to live in earthquake-prone areas, especially urban ones. Many such areas contain low-rise, low-cost housing, while little money is available to retrofit the buildings to avoid total collapse and thus potentially save lives. The lack of money, especially in developing countries, is exacerbated by difficulties with administration, implementation and public awareness.

The future of modern earthquake engineering will come to be dominated by new kinds of measuring technologies, new materials developed especially for low-rise, low-cost buildings, simpler and thus lower cost options for retrofitting, cost cutting and raising public awareness.

The book covers all the areas involved in this complex issue, from the prevention of total building collapse, through improvement techniques, to legal, financial, taxation and social issues.

The contributors have all made valuable contributions in their own particular fields; all of them are or have been closely involved with the issues that can arise in seismic zones in any country. The recent research results published here offer invaluable pointers to practicing engineers and administrators, as well as other scientists whose work involves saving the lives and property of the many millions of people who live and work in hazardous buildings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alper Ilki
    • 1
  • Faruk Karadogan
    • 2
  • Sumru Pala
    • 3
  • Ercan Yuksel
    • 4
  1. 1.Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbul Technical University Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbul Technical University Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbul Technical University Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbul Technical University Fac. Civil EngineeringIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2680-4
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2681-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-6059
  • Series Online ISSN 1872-4671
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