Mitigating the consequences of earthquakes is important to bridge layout. With chapters culled from the best-selling Bridge Engineering instruction manual, this quantity units forth the foundations and functions of seismic layout, from the mandatory geotechnical and dynamic research heritage to seismic isolation and effort dissipation, lively regulate, and retrofit know-how. In-depth discussions contributed by means of bridge and earthquake engineers from around the globe hide the kinds and results of earthquake harm and structural functionality standards. The e-book additionally contains an outline of seismic layout practices in Japan, together with a examine of the wear and tear to street bridges as a result of the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake and the alterations in retrofit practices caused through that earthquake.
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