Conceptual Design of Concrete Buildings for Earthquake Resistance

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 8)

Like Chapter 5, this chapter is devoted exclusively to the seismic design of new buildings. It emphasises the importance of the layout of the structural system for the building’s seismic performance and highlights the principles to be followed and the pitfalls to be avoided during the initial stage of the design process, notably during conceptual design. Examples of unsatisfactory performance of concrete buildings with poor structural layout are amply given.


Plastic Hinge Lateral Stiffness Seismic Design Code Masonry Infills Vertical Element 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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