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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Volume 2


  • 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 39)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Seismic Code Developments for Steel and Composite Structures

    • Ahmed Y. Elghazouli
    Pages 129-151Open Access
  3. Performance-Based Seismic Design and Assessment of Bridges

    • Andreas J. Kappos
    Pages 163-205Open Access
  4. An Algorithm to Justify the Design of Single Story Precast Structures

    • H. F. Karadoğan, I. E. Bal, E. Yüksel, S. Ziya Yüce, Y. Durgun, C. Soydan
    Pages 207-226Open Access
  5. Seismic Response of Underground Lifeline Systems

    • Selçuk Toprak, Engin Nacaroğlu, A. Cem Koç
    Pages 245-263Open Access
  6. Archive of Historical Earthquake Data for the European-Mediterranean Area

    • Andrea Rovida, Mario Locati
    Pages 359-369Open Access
  7. A Review and Some New Issues on the Theory of the H/V Technique for Ambient Vibrations

    • Enrico Lunedei, Peter Malischewsky
    Pages 371-394Open Access
  8. Macroseismic Intervention Group: The Necessary Field Observation

    • Christophe Sira
    Pages 395-408Open Access
  9. Bridging the Gap Between Nonlinear Seismology as Reality and Earthquake Engineering

    • Gheorghe Marmureanu, Carmen Ortanza Cioflan, Alexandru Marmureanu, Constantin Ionescu, Elena Florinela Manea
    Pages 409-428Open Access
  10. On the Origin of Mega-thrust Earthquakes

    • Kuvvet Atakan
    Pages 443-455Open Access

About this book

This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme 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 nineteen state-of-the-art chapters 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 First Professor Inge Lehmann Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Shamita Das in honor of Prof. Dr. Inge Lehmann.

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 conten

t 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, Özyeǧin University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Atilla Ansal

About the editor


Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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