Seismic Assessment and Design of Structures

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February 2023
316 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6458-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6459-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Seismic Assessment and Design of Structures that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
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This Special Issue reprint is dedicated to presenting open and challenging issues in earthquake engineering. It consists of 29 peer-reviewed papers that cover a broad range of subjects and applications related to the seismic assessment and design of structures. Based on advanced computational, analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches novel results and discussions are presented. Within this context, the first studies of this issue/reprint are focused on providing an insight into the seismic performance of structures taking into account significant engineering components that still have not been fully addressed. Subsequently, there are studies with new strategies to improve the effectiveness of the dampers on the seismic mitigation performance of structures. Concerning performance-based earthquake engineering, new approaches in the seismic fragility assessment of structures are introduced. Furthermore, new innovative types of reinforced steel for the seismic design and assessment of RC structures are analytically and experimentally evaluated. The seismic performance of retrofitted structures is also addressed, while analytical modeling tools that can effectively capture the seismic behavior of substandard RC structural elements are introduced. Some other papers provide experimental results to evaluate and/or validate the structural performance of elements, such as anchors, connectors, and nuclear components. Finally, this issue/reprint also incorporates modified methodologies and identification techniques to improve seismic analysis methods in the field of structural engineering.

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non-linear dynamic analysis; seismic response; vertical component; acceptance criteria; steel buildings; Impulsive Semi-Active Mass Damper; frequency ratio; mass ratio; structural displacement; maximum roof displacement; plastic hinge region; smooth reinforcement; M/φ characteristics; atypical cross-section; post-installed anchor; structural performance evaluation; dynamic load protocol; shear; pull-out; cracked concrete; seismic; bridge; near-fault vertical earthquake; multiple separations; seismic excitation period; vertical excitation amplitude; bending damage; axial compression failure; seismic isolation; laminated rubber bearing; lead rubber bearing; shaking table test; nuclear facility component; beyond design basis earthquake; LRB design; seismic performance; seismic isolation frequency; dual-phase reinforcing steel; earthquake-resistant design; Tempcore reinforcing steel; reinforced concrete frames; seismic analysis; pushover analysis; setbacks; earthquake; damage index; seismic evaluation performance; damage distribution; dam pier; reinforced concrete (RC); reinforced polymer cement mortar (RPCM); SRS method; seismic response analysis; FEM; reinforcement effect; upgrading old RC structures; shear retrofit; T-beams; CFRP strips; anchoring devices; nonlinear response time history analysis; reinforced concrete shear wall structure; modal-based ground motion selection; frequency contents combination in the time domain; dominated mode; RC structure; structural pounding; probabilistic seismic assessment; fragility curves; global and local EDPs; linear and bilinear PSDMs; PSDM’s assumptions; nonlinear dynamic analyses; Eurocode 8; concrete; anchor bolt; pull-out strength; SPH method; masonry infill panels; torsional behavior; incremental dynamic analysis; collapse fragility curve; damage measure; steel structure; buckling-restrained brace; cumulative damage; multi-hazard; wind; inelastic seismic analysis; shaking table test; nuclear metal component; design-basis earthquake; beyond-design-basis earthquake; plastic strain; strain gauge; Chaboche kinematic hardening model; Voce isotropic hardening model; strain gauge rosettes; principal strain; RC isolated continuous girder bridge; the copula function; seismic fragility analysis; near-fault ground motions; damage index; passive energy dissipation systems; tuned mass damper; viscous damper; friction damper; optimization; dynamic response; seismic site classification; seismic design codes; earthquake resistance design; design criteria; soil response; steel structures; autoclaved lightweight aerated concrete (ALC) panel; seismic behavior; finite element analysis; parametric study; traffic engineering; seismic calculation; loess area; DBM; DESANM; structural irregularity; incidence angle; nonlinear time-history analysis; maximum displacement; maximum interstory drift; reinforced concrete; substandard buildings; brittle failure; earthquake loads; rapid seismic assessment; IDA; the cloud method; IMPA; MPA; nonlinear static analysis; nonlinear dynamic analysis; fragility curve; magnetorheological damper; seismic response; story drift ratio; shear force; bending moment; torsional vibration; SPEAR; RC beam-column joint; pushover; reinforced concrete; beam-column joints; carbon fiber-reinforced polymer longitudinal bars; seismic performance; finite element analysis; tests; bond; cyclic loading; response controlled systems; dampers’ combination; fragility curves; incremental dynamic analysis; dynamic characteristics; frequency domain; nonparametric method; parametric method; subspace identification; n/a