Earthquake Engineering Theory and Implementation, 2nd Edition, reflects the state of the art in earthquake engineering in its modern form. The book is a result of a quarter century of experience of the author in the field of civil engineering, with many years in the area of earthquake-related structures.
The book is divided into three parts:
- Part 1 is theoretical and is intended to give an introduction to the nature of earthquakes where it treats the dynamic aspects of the effect of earthquakes on structures. It also addresses the behavior of structures under seismic excitations.
- Part 2 treats, in detail, the design aspects of earthquake-resistant structures (both buildings and bridges) within the scope of seismic provisions of the latest modern and popular codes in their areas such as IBC, ACI, AISC, and AASHTO.
- Part 3 tackles special topics pertinent to the safety of structures under seismic excitations, such as geotechnical aspects, foundations, synthetic earthquakes, and seismic isolation.
The book's discussion of theoretical as well as practical sides of the subjects will benefit graduate- and advanced undergraduate-level students. It is also an ideal reference for practicing professionals for analysis and design of earthquake-resistant structures. The book is rich in illustrations and examples that make it easy to follow the concepts and alleviate the perplexity associated with earthquake effects on structures.
A Bonus CD is included.
This valuable resource contains the following documents in a PDF format: 2003 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures with Accompanying Commentary (FEMA 450 Part 1); 2003 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures with Accompanying Commentary (FEMA 450 Part 2); NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples (FEMA 451); NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures: Training and Instructional Materials (FEMA 451B); Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks Located in Areas Accessible to the Public (FEMA 460); and CodeMaster: Seismic Design (2006 IBC, 2003 NEHRP, ASCE 7-05).
From the Foreword
This one-of-a-kind book explains the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering with exceptional clarity and an unprecedented quantity of numerical examples that help the reader fully understand the concepts being discussed.
Professor Armouti has done a phenomenal job of explaining the difficult concepts of linear and nonlinear dynamics and structural response to earthquake excitations. The presentation style, simplicity of language, and many examples make these concepts readily understandable even to those who face them for the first time.
This ideal textbook for teaching a first undergraduate or graduate course in earthquake engineering not only explains the structural dynamics theories necessary for understanding linear and nonlinear response to earthquake excitations, but also covers the basic design of earthquake-resistant steel and reinforced concrete buildings, bridges and isolated systems, in accordance with the latest codes of the United States.
Students will appreciate the wealth of numerical examples presented for every small and large issue discussed. Instructors will appreciate the simplicity of the presentation, the extensive number of solved examples and the problems contained at the end of the first five chapters. Last, but not least, engineering practitioners will find this book to be an invaluable source of information regarding response of various systems and components to earthquake excitations.
When I was first presented with the manuscript of this book by the International Code Council, the first thought that crossed my mind was: an earthquake engineering book from Jordan for the U.S. market? This initial reaction, however, rapidly faded when I went over the contents and the presentation of the book. I did strongly recommend publication of this textbook for the U.S. market. I am very pleased that this unique book is now available to students and practitioners of earthquake engineering in this country.
Farzad Naeim, Ph.D., S.E., Esq.
President Elect, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Vice President and General Counsel
John A. Martin and Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, California