Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

Living Edition
| Editors: Michael Beer, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli, Ivan Siu-Kui Au


The Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering is designed to be the authoritative and comprehensive reference
covering all major aspects of the science of earthquake engineering, specifically focusing on the interaction
between earthquakes and infrastructure. The encyclopedia comprises approximately 300 contributions. Since earthquake engineering deals with the interaction between earthquake disturbances and the built infrastructure, the emphasis is on basic design processes important to both non-specialists and engineers so that readers become suitably well informed without needing to deal with the details of specialist understanding. The encyclopedia’s content provides technically-inclined and informed readers about the ways in which earthquakes can affect our infrastructure and how engineers would go about designing against, mitigating and remediating these effects. The coverage ranges from buildings, foundations, underground construction, lifelines and bridges, roads, embankments and slopes. The encyclopedia also aims to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-domain information to domain-experts. This is the first single reference encyclopedia of this breadth and scope that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of earthquakes and structures.

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Beer
    • 1
  • Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou
    • 2
  • Edoardo Patelli
    • 3
  • Ivan Siu-Kui Au
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Risk & UncertaintyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for Risk and UncertaintyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Institute for Risk & UncertaintyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Institute for Risk & UncertaintyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36197-5
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Number Of Entries 280