Seismic Resistant Steel Structures

  • Federico M. Mazzolani
  • Victor Gioncu
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 420)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-vii
  2. F. M. Mazzolani
    Pages 1-17
  3. H. Akiyama
    Pages 101-158
  4. F. M. Mazzolani
    Pages 159-240
  5. I. Vayas
    Pages 241-288
  6. A. Plumier
    Pages 289-347
  7. L. Calado
    Pages 349-399

About these proceedings

Introduction

The catastrophic earthquakes of the last decades (Mexico City, 1985; Loma Prieta, 1989; Northridge, 1994; Kobe, 1995) have seriously undermined there putation of steel structures, which in the past represented the most suitable solution for seismic resistant structures. Even if in very few cases, the performance of steel joints and members was unexpectedly bad, showing that it was due to some lacks in the current design concept. As a consequence of the lessons learned from the above dramatic events, many progress has been recently achieved in the conception, design and construction, by introducing the new deals of the performance based design, including the differentiation of earthquaketypes and considering all factor influencing the steel structure behaviour under strong ground motions. In this scenario, the aim of the book is to transfer the most recent achievements into practical rules for a safe design of seismic resistant steel structures. The seven Chapters cover the basic principles and design criteria for seismic resistant steel structures, which are applied to the main structural typologies, like moment resistant frames, braced frames and composite structures with particular reference to connections and details.

Keywords

Civil Engineering Hydraulic Engineering construction design earthquake energy hydraulic engineering joints steel structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Federico M. Mazzolani
    • 1
  • Victor Gioncu
    • 2
  1. 1.University “Federico II” of NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Politehnica University of TimisoaraRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-2480-2
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-83329-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2480-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
  • About this book