This is the first book on the market focusing specifically on the topic of geotechnical earthquake engineering. The book draws from the fields of seismology and structural engineering to present a broad, interdiciplinary view of the fundamental concepts in seismology, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering.
A text on the basic principles, theories, and methods of geotechnical earthquake engineering, for graduate students and practicing geotechnical engineers. Chapters on topics such as basic concepts; seismic hazard analysis; wave propagation; dynamic soil properties; ground response analysis; liquefaction; and mitigation of seismic hazards contain summaries, homework problems, and b&w photos. Includes in-depth appendices on vibratory motion, dynamics of discrete systems, and probability concepts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)