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WHY DO BUILDINGS COLLAPSE IN EARTHQUAKES?

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9781119619420 ::  WHY DO BUILDINGS COLLAPSE IN EARTHQUAKES?
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9781119619420

Publisher:JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD.
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Pages:304
Language:INGLES
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTSCHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION: WHY THIS BOOK?1.1 EARTHQUAKES - AN UNDERRATED HAZARD1.2 EARTHQUAKES, BUILDINGS, PEOPLE1.3 THE AUTHORS' EXPERIENCE OF EARTHQUAKE RISK ASSESSMENT1.4 AIMS OF THIS BOOK1.5 OUTLINE OF THE BOOKREFERENCESCHAPTER 2. HOW DO BUILDINGS BEHAVE IN EARTHQUAKES?2.1 LEARNING FROM EARTHQUAKES2.2 SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES SINCE 20002.3 WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THESE SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES?2.4 EARTHQUAKE LOSSES IN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES2.5 ARE EARTHQUAKE LOSSES DECREASING OVER TIME?REFERENCESCHAPTER 3. HOW ARE BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED IN EARTHQUAKE ZONES?3.1 INTRODUCTION3.2 BUILT FORM, CLIMATE AND EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE3.3 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TYPES BY EARTHQUAKE ZONEBOX 3.1 PROFILE: RANDOLPH LANGENBACH3.4 SUMMARYREFERENCESCHAPTER 4. WHAT HAPPENS IN AN EARTHQUAKE?4.1 WHAT IS AN EARTHQUAKE?4.2 VOLCANIC EARTHQUAKES AND INDUCED SEISMICITY4.3 HOW EARTHQUAKES TRAVEL THROUGH DIFFERENT MEDIA4.4 SECONDARY HAZARDSBOX 4.1 PROFILE: TOSHITAKA KATADA4.5 COMPOUND THREATSREFERENCESCHAPTER 5. HOW DO DIFFERENT FORMS OF CONSTRUCTION BEHAVE IN EARTHQUAKES? 5.1 INTRODUCTION: RANGE AND CLASSIFICATION OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TYPES5.2 MASONRY CONSTRUCTIONBOX 5.1 PROFILE: LAURIE BAKER5.3 REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION5.4 TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION5.5 STEEL FRAME CONSTRUCTION5.6 COMPARING THE VULNERABILITY OF DIFFERENT CONSTRUCTION TYPESREFERENCESCHAPTER 6 HOW IS THE POPULATION AFFECTED?6.1 CAUSES OF EARTHQUAKE CASUALTIES6.2 CASUALTIES DUE TO BUILDING COLLAPSES6.3 SURVIVABILITY OF AN OCCUPANT IN A BUILDING6.4 OTHER CAUSES OF CASUALTIES6.5 HOW CAN WE ESTIMATE THE NUMBER OF INJURED AND KILLED IN AN EARTHQUAKE?6.6 ESTIMATING FATALITIES DUE TO BUILDING COLLAPSES6.7 ESTIMATING CASUALTIES FROM SECONDARY HAZARDS AND CASCADING EFFECTS6.8 THE WAY FORWARDREFERENCESCHAPTER 7. HOW CAN BUILDINGS BE IMPROVED?7.1 INTRODUCTION7.2 DESIGN OF ENGINEERED BUILDINGS7.3 STRENGTHENING EXISTING BUILDINGS7.4 BUILDING FOR SAFETY PROGRAMMESBOX 7.1 PROFILE: AMOD DIXITBOX 7.2 PROFILE: RAJENDRA AND RUPAL DESAI7.5 PUBLIC AWARENESS OF EARTHQUAKE RISK: CREATING A SAFETY CULTUREREFERENCESCHAPTER 8. SUCCESSES AND FAILURES IN EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION: A COUNTRY COMPARISON8.1 INTRODUCTION: THE SURVEY8.2 HIGH ACHIEVERS8.3 LIMITED ACHIEVERS8.4 CONTINUING AND GROWING RISKS8.5 COUNTRY COMPARISON OF UNSAFE STRUCTURES8.6 COMPARISON OF THE COUNTRY GROUPSACKNOWLEDGEMENTSREFERENCESCHAPTER 9. THE WAY FORWARD: WHAT PART CAN DIFFERENT ACTORS PLAY?9.1 INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND GLOBAL INITIATIVES9.2 GOVERNMENTS9.3 BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS9.4 HOMEOWNERS AND INDIVIDUAL CITIZENSBOX 9.1. PROFILE: TRACY MONK9.5 SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERSBOX 9.2 PROFILE: EDWARD NGBOX 9.3 PROFILE: LUCY JONES9.6 NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS9.7 INSURERS9.8 THE WAY FORWARDREFERENCES

USING THE EXPERIENCED GAINED FROM MANY YEARS AS MEMBERS OF THE UK'S EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING FIELD INVESTIGATION TEAM (EEFIT) THE AUTHORS WILL EXPLAIN HOW BUILDINGS HAVE FARED IN RECENT EARTHQUAKES AROUND THE WORLD. USING EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE AND ANALYSES THEY WILL SHOW:WHY BUILDINGS HAVE COLLAPSEDTHE WAY BUILDINGS COLLAPSE IN EARTHQUAKESWHICH BUILDING TYPES ARE THE MAIN CAUSE OF CASUALTIES IN EARTHQUAKESTHEY WILL ILLUSTRATE THE KEY LESSONS LEARNT ABOUT FAILURES AS WELL AS SUCCESSES IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND WILL REVIEW WHAT IS BEING DONE TO REDUCE VULNERABILITY TO EARTHQUAKES.

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