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Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings

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Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings

Robert E. Englekirk

ISBN: 978-0-471-08122-7 March 2003 848 Pages

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* Presents the basics of seismic-resistant design of concrete structures.
* Provides a major focus on the seismic design of precast bracing systems.

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Preface.

Nomenclature.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts.

1.1 Ductility - A System Behavior Enhancer.

1.2 Confinement - A Component Behavior Enhancement.

1.3 Shear.

Chapter 2. Component Behavior and Design.

2.1 Beams.

2.2 The Beam Column.

2.3 Beam-Column Joints.

2.4 Shear Dominated Systems.

Chapter 3. Systems Design.

3.1 Shear Wall Braced Buildings.

3.2 Frame Braded Buildings.

3.3 Diaphragms.

3.4 Design Process Overview.

Chapter 4. Design Confirmation.

4.1 Response of Shear Wall Braced Buildings to Ground Motion.

4.2 Frame Braced Buildings.

4.3 Behavior Imponderables.

Index.

This powerful reference tool is packed with broad-ranging material?from fundamental principles to state-of-the-art, seismic-resistant technologies, as well as algorithms that are thoroughly developed to be highly adaptable?offering the most complete guidance to precast bracing systems. Through illustrative examples, the author develops several imaginative approaches used to design constructed buildings. These concepts are detailed to demonstrate the benefits of imaginative problem solving for creating better structural systems based on rational analysis and experimental evidence.