States Academic Press
Civil Engineering - Earthquake Engineering
The shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves is referred to as an earthquake. They can range in intensity from weak to violent. They can destroy objects and people, and wreak destruction across the affected area. The effects of earthquakes are shaking and ground rupture, soil liquefaction, landslides, fires, tsunami, and floods. The branch of seismology which focuses on the specification of time, magnitude and location of future earthquakes within certain limits is termed as earthquake prediction. Earthquake-resistant construction is the fabrication of a building or structure that is able to withstand sudden ground shaking, and minimizing structural damage and human deaths. Ensuring proper design objectives for earthquake-resistance requires suitable construction methods. These methods can vary drastically throughout the world depending on the availability of resources, labor skills, capital, and technology in a particular area. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts and emerging trends in earthquake resistant construction. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary manner. This book aims to equip students and experts with advanced topics and upcoming concepts in this area.