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Seismic Behaviour and Design of Irregular and Complex Civil Structures III

  • Dietlinde Köber
  • Mario De Stefano
  • Zbigniew Zembaty

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Seismic Load, Ground Motion, Rocking Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Maleska, P. Bonkowski, D. Beben, Z. Zembaty
      Pages 23-36
  3. Seismic Analysis and Design of Irregular Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Juan C. Reyes, William A. Avila, Armando Sierra
      Pages 47-55
    3. Claudia Caruso, Rita Bento, Edoardo M. Marino
      Pages 57-67
    4. F. Barbagallo, M. Bosco, A. Ghersi, E. M. Marino, P. P. Rossi
      Pages 69-81
    5. Alexandra Ene, Oana Carașca, Roxana Mirițoiu, Dragoș Marcu, Horaţiu Popa
      Pages 111-126
    6. Tsutomu Otsuka, Kota Sasaki, Shinji Konishi, Yuya Nishigaki, Kouichi Maekawa, Ryuta Tsunoda
      Pages 127-140
    7. M. Kosič, M. Dolšek, P. Fajfar
      Pages 141-152
    8. Gabriel Dănilă, Adrian Iordăchescu
      Pages 163-175
    9. Ionuț Damian, Dietlinde Köber, Dan Zamfirescu
      Pages 177-188
    10. Mario De Stefano, Marco Tanganelli, Stefania Viti
      Pages 201-213

About this book


This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge on problems of the effects of structural irregularities on their seismic response. It also covers specific spatial and rotational seismic loads on these structures. Rapid progress in respective research on irregular structures and unconventional seismic loads requires prompt updates of the state of the art in this area. These problems are of particular interest to both researchers and practitioners because these are non-conservative effects compared with the approach of the traditional seismic design (e.g. Eurocode 8, Uniform Building Code etc.). This book will be of particular interest to researchers, PhD students and engineers dealing with design of structures under seismic excitations.


seismic engineering irregular structures in plane set-back structures rotational seismic effects spatial seismic effects control of seismic vibrations seismic design of structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietlinde Köber
    • 1
  • Mario De Stefano
    • 2
  • Zbigniew Zembaty
    • 3
  1. 1.Reinforced Concrete DepartmentTechnical University of Civil EngineeringBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Architecture (DiDA)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of Civil EngineeringOpole UniversityOpolePoland

About the editors

Dr. Dietlinde Köber - lecturer and researcher at the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania, at the Reinforced Concrete Department; her main activities concern eartquake resistant design of structures, reinforced concrete as building material, special reinforced concrete structures; part of the team that edited the current version of the Romanian Code for Building Examination; invited lecturer at two faculties from Germany, HTWG Konstanz and OTH Regensburg; praxis experience - design of structures and project verification, project management, energetic auditor; member of WG8 of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering; member of the Bavarian Association of Engineers (Ingenieurkammer); member of the Romanian Association of Design Engineers (AICPS).

Prof. Mario De Stefano, born in 1962. Graduate of Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Naples Federico II and MSc from University of California at Berkeley. After PhD from University of Naples Federico II, in 1992 he started his academic work first at the Naples University and next at the University of Florence, from 2000 as full professor of Structural  Engineering. Author of more than 200 scientific papers, many of them published on international journals. Co-editor of 2 International books on 'Seismic Behaviour and Design of Irregular and Complex Civil Structures', published by Springer in 2013 and 2016. From 2010 Coordinator of Working Group 8  (Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures) of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering. Principal Investigator of numerous research programs financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, Department of Civil Protection, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

Prof. Zbigniew Zembaty, born in 1955. Graduate of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Opole University of Technology, Poland. PhD in 1987. From 1998 professor at the Opole University of Technology. Research in structural dynamics, seismic engineering and random vibrations. Author or co-author of about 100 publications including 41 covered by Web of Science. Co-author of book Chmielewski, Zembaty “Fundamental of Structural Dynamics” (in Polish). Member of Int. Working Group on Rotational Seismology, European Association for Earthquake Engineering, Seismological Society of America and numerous other ones. Member of Scientific Committees of European and World Conferences on Earthquake Engineering. Co-editor of special issue of Journal of Seismology (vol.16, no.4, 2012): Advances in rotational seismology. 

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