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Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

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Title: Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

Publisher: Springer

Binding: Hardcover

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Authoritative and comprehensive, this book spans the science of earthquake engineering, focusing on the interaction between earthquakes and infrastructure. Covers buildings, foundations, underground construction, bridges, roads, embankments, slopes and more. Editor(s): Beer, Michael; Kougioumtzoglou, Ioannis A.; Patelli, Edoardo; Au, Ivan Siu-Kui. Num Pages: 3966 pages, 954 black & white illustrations, 1477 colour illustrations, biography. BIC Classification: GBC; TNCE. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 202 x 264 x 43. Weight in Grams: 2256. . 2015. 1st ed. 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783642353437

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Synopsis: The Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering is designed to be the authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of the science of earthquake engineering, specifically focusing on the interaction between earthquakes and infrastructure. The encyclopedia comprises approximately 300 contributions. Since earthquake engineering deals with the interaction between earthquake disturbances and the built infrastructure, the emphasis is on basic design processes important to both non-specialists and engineers so that readers become suitably well informed without needing to deal with the details of specialist understanding. The encyclopedia?s content provides technically-inclined and informed readers about the ways in which earthquakes can affect our infrastructure and how engineers would go about designing against, mitigating and remediating these effects. The coverage ranges from buildings, foundations, underground construction, lifelines and bridges, roads, embankments and slopes. The encyclopedia also aims to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-domain information to domain-experts. This is the first single reference encyclopedia of this breadth and scope that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of earthquakes and structures.

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The Editors have gathered their complementary experience and expertise in different renowned universities and on different professional trajectories. Michael Beer obtained his degrees in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He worked at Rice University as a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and at National University of Singapore in the Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering and the Centre for Hazards Research. Dr. Beer is now the Director of the Institute for Risk & Uncertainty in the University of Liverpool. Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department of Rice University, TX, USA. He also holds a five-year Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and is a Professional/Chartered Civil Engineer in Greece. He is currently a key member of the Institute for Risk & Uncertainty in the University of Liverpool. Edoardo Patelli obtained his degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Ph.D in Radiation Science and Technology from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He worked as a research fellow and group leader for software development in uncertainty quantification at the Institute for Engineering Mechanics, University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is currently a key member of the Institute for Risk & Uncertainty at the University of Liverpool. Ivan Siu-Kui Au obtained his BEng and MPhil from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and PhD from the California Institute of Technology (USA), all in Civil Engineering. He has held faculty position at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and the City University of Hong Kong and was a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo City University (Japan). He shall be joining the Institute of Risk & Uncertainty at the University of Liverpool (UK) in 2013.

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