Resilience and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures under Extreme Loads

Edited by
August 2019
408 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-401-3 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-402-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Resilience and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures under Extreme Loads that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

There are many regions worldwide which are susceptible to extreme loads such as earthquakes. These can cause loss of life and adverse impacts on civil infrastructures, the environment, and communities. A series of methods and measures have been used to mitigate the effects of these extreme loads. The adopted approaches and methods must enable civil structures to be resilient and sustainable. Therefore, to reduce damage and downtime in addition to protecting life and promoting safety, new resilient structure technologies must be proposed and developed.


This special issue book focuses on methods of enhancing the sustainability and resilience of civil infrastructures in the event of extreme loads (e.g., earthquakes). This book contributes proposals of and theoretical, numerical, and experimental research on new and resilient civil structures and their structural performance under extreme loading events. These works will certainly play a significant role in promoting the application of new recoverable structures. Moreover, this book also introduces some case studies discussing the implementation of low-damage structural systems in buildings as well as articles on the development of design philosophies and performance criteria for resilient buildings and new sustainable communities.

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corporation; resilience; disaster; recovery; Great East Japan Earthquake; viscous damper; hybrid damper; seismic performance; cyclic loading test; silt; subway induced vibration; numerical simulations; finite element; infinite element boundary; measurement; substructure; boundary technique; inflection point; hybrid simulation; force-displacement control; integration algorithm; pseudodynamic test, earthquake; nonlinearity; model-based; Brazier effect; angle section; Brazier flattening; variational method; numerical simulation; beam; reinforced concrete; corrosion; chloride ingress; carbonation; probabilistic; sustainability prediction; cold-formed steel structure; cold-formed steel composite shear wall building; mid-rise; simplified modeling method; seismic analysis; shaking table test; seismic damage; simulation model; system restoration; water supply networks; progressive collapse; abnormal loads; sudden column removal; seismic connection detail; energy-based approximate analysis; structural robustness; structural sensitivity; mitigation; shaking table test; liquefaction; settlement; ground improvement; resilience-based design; dynamic structural analysis; GM selection; displacement response spectrum; structural response estimates; spectrum variance; probabilistic framework; reinforced concrete frames; liquefaction; response surface method; artificial neural network; Monte Carlo simulation; optimized section; precast slab; concrete; tapered cross section; shear performance; ground motion; matching pursuit decomposition; time-frequency energy distribution; ratcheting effect; nonlinear response; flow; analysis; concrete; girder; damage; NDE; replaceable coupling beam; beam; shear wall; cyclic reversal test; seismic behavior; settlement; mined-out region; railway construction; dynamic model; column-top isolation; single-layer reticulated dome; nonlinear time-history analysis; damping effect; hybrid simulation; intermediate column; subway station; OpenFresco; OpenSees; resilience; sustainability; civil infrastructures; extreme loads; natural hazards; earthquakes; seismic performance; energy dissipative devices