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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 660 pages
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This comprehensive and well-organized book presents the concepts and principles of earthquake resistant design of structures in an easy-to-read style. The use of these principles helps in the implementation of seismic design practice. The book adopts a step-by-step approach, starting from the fundamentals of structural dynamics to application of seismic codes in analysis and design of structures. The text also focusses on seismic evaluation and retrofitting of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings. The text has been enriched with a large number of diagrams and solved problems to reinforce the understanding of the concepts. Intended mainly as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering, this text would also be of considerable benefit to practising engineers, architects, field engineers and teachers in the field of earthquake resistant design of structures.

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Preface xxi
Engineering Seismology 344
Strong Motion Studies in India 5969
Strong Motion Characteristics 7087
Evaluation of Seismic Design Parameters 88107
Initiation into Structural Dynamics 111114
Dynamics of Single Degree of Freedom Systems 115128
Summary 290
Mathematical Modelling of Multistoreyed
References 337
Earthquake Resistant Design of a Fourstorey
Summary 390
Summary 403
Identification of Damages and NonDamages
References 446

Theory of Seismic Pickups 129136
Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response 137143
Response Spectra 144156
Dynamics of MultiDegreeofFreedom Systems 157188
Identification of Seismic Damages in RC Buildings
Summary 224
Seismoresistant Building Architecture 239248
Summary 248
Code Based Procedure for Determination of Design
Summary 280
Lateral Load Analysis of Masonry Buildings 463485
Seismic Analysis and Design of Twostoreyed
References 502
Seismic Retrofitting Strategies of Reinforced
Summary 553
Summary 574
Seismic Provisions for Improving the Performance
Summary 590
Index 625634

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Agarwal, Pankaj Pankaj Agarwal, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has been engaged in teaching and research in earthquake resistant design of masonry and RC structures, post-damage detection and survey of earthquake affected areas and buildings, and health monitoring. Dr. Agarwal is a member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET). Shrikhande, Manish Manish Shrikhande, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He is a recipient of Young Engineer Award of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Career Award of AICTE.

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