The principal objectives of the book are: (1) to discuss the chief aspects of seismic risk evaluation and earthquake resistant design; (2) to evaluate various alternative design techniques; (3) to give guidance on topics where no generally accepted method is currently available; (4) to suggest procedures to be adopted in earthquake regions having no official zoning or lateral force regulations; (5) to indicate the more important specialist literature. The general principles given apply to the whole range of building construction and civil engineering; the more detailed sections relate more to the structural than to the heavy civil engineering industry. Each stage of the design process is discussed in some detail. Consideration has been given to soils, foundations, superstructure and non-structure. Specifications for construction materials are discussed. In an appendix the earthquake resistance of specific structures such as bridges, chimneys and towers, low-rise commercial-industrial buildings and low-rise housing are discussed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • Dowrick, D J
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00173308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM