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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Volume 1


  • Focusses on the latest developments in earthquake engineering in the broadest sense

  • Offers contributions on highlighted issues, i.e. performance based design, bridge design and seismic isolation

  • Presents state-of-the-art most recent practices in the field

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering (GGEE, volume 34)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Rapid Earthquake Loss Assessment After Damaging Earthquakes

    • Mustafa Erdik, K. Şeşetyan, M. B. Demircioğlu, C. Zülfikar, U. Hancılar, C. Tüzün et al.
    Pages 53-95Open Access
  3. Existing Buildings: The New Italian Provisions for Probabilistic Seismic Assessment

    • Paolo Emilio Pinto, Paolo Franchin
    Pages 97-130Open Access
  4. Seismic Response of Precast Industrial Buildings

    • Matej Fischinger, Blaž Zoubek, Tatjana Isaković
    Pages 131-177Open Access
  5. Seismic Analysis and Design of Bridges with an Emphasis to Eurocode Standards

    • Tatjana Isakovic, Matej Fischinger
    Pages 195-225Open Access
  6. Testing Historic Masonry Elements and/or Building Models

    • Elizabeth Vintzileou
    Pages 267-307Open Access
  7. Earthquake Risk Reduction: From Scenario Simulators Including Systemic Interdependency to Impact Indicators

    • Carlos Sousa Oliveira, Mónica A. Ferreira, F. Mota Sá
    Pages 309-330Open Access
  8. Physics-Based Earthquake Ground Shaking Scenarios in Large Urban Areas

    • Roberto Paolucci, Ilario Mazzieri, Chiara Smerzini, Marco Stupazzini
    Pages 331-359Open Access
  9. A Seismic Performance Classification Framework to Provide Increased Seismic Resilience

    • Gian Michele Calvi, T. J. Sullivan, D. P. Welch
    Pages 361-400Open Access
  10. Towards Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Modern Unreinforced Masonry Structures

    • Katrin Beyer, S. Petry, M. Tondelli, A. Paparo
    Pages 401-428Open Access
  11. Pushover Analysis for Plan Irregular Building Structures

    • Mario De Stefano, Valentina Mariani
    Pages 429-448Open Access
  12. Recent Development and Application of Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipation and Conditions for Their Correct Use

    • Alessandro Martelli, Paolo Clemente, Alessandro De Stefano, Massimo Forni, Antonello Salvatori
    Pages 449-488Open Access
  13. The Role of Pile Diameter on Earthquake-Induced Bending

    • George Mylonakis, Raffaele Di Laora, Alessandro Mandolini
    Pages 533-556Open Access
  14. Predictive Models for Earthquake Response of Clay and Sensitive Clay Slopes

    • Amir M. Kaynia, Gökhan Saygili
    Pages 557-584Open Access
  15. Recent Advances in Seismic Soil Liquefaction Engineering

    • K. Önder Çetin, H. Tolga Bilge
    Pages 585-626Open Access

About this book

This book collects 5 keynote and 15 topic lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).

The book’s twenty state-of-the-art papers were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake-resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies and managing risk in seismic regions. The book also presents the Third Ambraseys Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Robin Spence in honor of Prof. Nicholas N. Ambraseys.

The aim of this work is to present the state-of-the art and latest practices in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, with Europe’s most respected researchers addressing recent and ongoing developments while also proposing innovative avenues for future research and development. Given its cutting-edge content and broad spectrum of topics, the book offers a unique reference guide for researchers in these fields.

This book is of interest to civil engineers in the fields of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering; scientists and researchers in the fields of seismology, geology and geophysics. Not only scientists, engineers and students, but also those interested in earthquake hazard assessment and mitigation will find in this book the most recent advances.


  • 2ECEES
  • Bridge Design and Earthquakes
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Historical Structures and Earthquakes
  • Irregular Buildings and Earthquakes
  • Performance Based Design and Earthquake Engineering
  • Precast Buildings and Earthquakes

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Engineering, Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Atilla Ansal

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

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