Earthquake Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings

Author: Miha Tomazevic
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783262524
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the last few decades, a considerable amount of experimental and analytical research on the seismic behaviour of masonry walls and buildings has been carried out. The investigations resulted in the development of methods for seismic analysis and design, as well as new technologies and construction systems. After many centuries of traditional use and decades of allowable stress design, clear concepts for limit state verification of masonry buildings under earthquake loading have recently been introduced in codes of practice. Although this book is not a review of the state-of-the-art of masonry structures in earthquake zones, an attempt has been made to balance the discussion on recent code requirements, state-of-the-art methods of earthquake-resistant design and the author's research work, in order to render the book useful for a broader application in design practice. An attempt has also been made to present, in a condensed but easy to understand way, all the information needed for earthquake-resistant design of masonry buildings constructed using traditional systems. The basic concepts of limit state verification are presented and equations for seismic resistance verification of masonry walls of all types of construction, (unreinforced, confined and reinforced) as well as masonry-infilled reinforced concrete frames, are addressed. A method for seismic resistance verification, compatible with recent code requirements, is also discussed. In all cases, experimental results are used to explain the proposed methods and equations. An important part of this book is dedicated to the discussion of the problems of repair, retrofit and rehabilitation of existing masonry buildings, including historical structures in urban centres. Methods of strengthening masonry walls as well as improving the structural integrity of existing buildings are described in detail. Wherever possible, experimental evidence regarding the effectiveness of the proposed strengthening methods is given. Contents:Earthquakes and Seismic Performance of Masonry BuildingsMasonry Materials and Construction SystemsArchitectural and Structural Concepts of Earthquake-Resistant Building ConfigurationFloors and RoofsBasic Concepts of Limit States Verification of Seismic Resistance of Masonry BuildingsSeismic Resistance Verification of Structural WallsMasonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete FramesSeismic Resistance Verification of Masonry BuildingsRepair and Strengthening of Masonry Buildings Readership: Practising engineers and students.

Multi Span Large Bridges

Author: Pedro Pacheco
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315687194
Format: PDF, ePub
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Throughout the last decades, the increasing development of the urban metropolis and the need to establish fundamental infrastructure networks, promoted the development of important projects worldwide and several Multi-Span Large Bridges have been erected. Certainly, many more will be erected in the next decades. This international context undoubtedly justifies the first International Conference on Multi-Span Large Bridges. The Multi-Span Large Bridges book contains the keynote lectures and the extended abstracts of selected papers presented at the Multi-Span Large Bridges International Conference (MSLB2015), organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in cooperation with IST (Lisbon), University of Minho and LNEC, held in Porto, Portugal, from 1st to 3rd July, 2015. The most relevant themes covered in the book are: Landmark Projects, Conceptual Design, Innovative Construction Methods, Special Foundations and Geotechnical Site Investigations, Life Cycle, Monitoring, Maintenance & Management, Incidents and Accidents, New Materials and Special Devices, Extreme Loads, Rehabilitation, Safety and Serviceability, and Structural Analysis. The Multi-Span Large Bridges book shares the knowledge of several world experts, contains the description of relevant experiences and reports state-of-art achievements which, definitely, will be invaluable to bridge engineers, structural engineers and scientists.

The Bauhaus Weimar Dessau Berlin Chicago

Author: Weimar Dessau
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262230339
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive collection of documents and pictorial material on the famous school of design provides a unique research source into all aspects of the movement and its work