Emphasizes actual structural design, not analysis, of multistory buildings for seismic resistance. Strong emphasis is placed on specific detailing requirements for construction. Fundamental design principles are presented to create buildings that respond to a wide range of potential seismic forces, which are illustrated by numerous detailed examples. The discussion includes the design of reinforced concrete ductile frames, structural walls, dual systems, reinforced masonry structures, buildings with restricted ductility and foundation walls. In addition to the examples, full design calculations are given for three prototype structures.
Introductory chapters present basic concepts of seismic design; review causes and effects of earthquakes and current procedures to quantify seismicity, structural response, and seismic actions; and summarize established design principles. The remaining chapters cover typical building structures in detail. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)