Basic Earthquake Engineering

From Seismology to Analysis and Design

  • Halûk Sucuoğlu
  • Sinan Akkar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Halûk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 1-39
  3. Halûk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 41-73
  4. Halûk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 75-116
  5. Halûk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 117-143
  6. Halûk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 145-201
  7. Halûk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 241-282
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


This book provides senior undergraduate students, master students and structural engineers who do not have a background in the field with core knowledge of structural earthquake engineering that will be invaluable in their professional lives. The basics of seismotectonics, including the causes, magnitude, and intensity of earthquakes, are first explained. Then the book introduces basic elements of seismic hazard analysis and presents the concept of a seismic hazard map for use in seismic design. Subsequent chapters cover key aspects of the response analysis of simple systems and building struc­tures to earthquake ground motions, design spectrum, the adoption of seismic analysis procedures in seismic design codes, seismic design principles and seismic design of reinforced concrete structures. Helpful worked examples on seismic analysis of linear, nonlinear and base isolated buildings, earthquake-resistant design of frame and frame-shear wall systems are included, most of which can be solved using a hand calculator.


Earthquake Resistant Design Geotechnical Deformations Reinforced Concrete Structures Response Spectrum Seismic Hazard Analysis Seismotectonics Structural Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Halûk Sucuoğlu
    • 1
  • Sinan Akkar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Earthquake Engineering Department, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research InstituteBoğaziçi UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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