Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design

  • Michele Maugeri
  • Claudio Soccodato

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Site Characterisation and Site Amplification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Liquefaction

  4. River Levees and Dams

  5. Foundations and Soil-Structure Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Kyungtae Kim, Ahmed Elgamal, George Petropoulos, Aysegul Askan, Jacobo Bielak, Gregory L. Fenves
      Pages 223-240
    3. Gian Michele Calvi, Manuela Cecconi, Roberto Paolucci
      Pages 241-275
  6. Underground Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Kyriazis Pitilakis, Grigorios Tsinidis
      Pages 279-340
  7. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Edward Kavazanjian Jr., Mohamed Arab, Neven Matasovic
      Pages 363-385
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 387-388

About this book


Pseudo-static analysis is still the most-used method to assess the stability of geotechnical systems that are exposed to earthquake forces. However, this method does not provide any information about the deformations and permanent displacements induced by seismic activity. Moreover, it is questionable to use this approach when geotechnical systems are affected by frequent and rare seismic events. Incidentally, the peak ground acceleration has increased from 0.2-0.3 g in the seventies to the current value of 0.6-0.8 g. Therefore, a shift from the pseudo-static approach to performance-based analysis is needed.

Over the past five years considerable progress has been made in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design (EGED). The most recent advances are presented in this book in 6 parts.

The evaluation of the site amplification is covered in Part I of the book. In Part II the evaluation of the soil foundation stability against natural slope failure and liquefaction is treated. In the following 3 Parts of the book the EGED for different geotechnical systems is presented as follows: the design of levees and dams including natural slopes in Part III; the design of foundations and soil structure interaction analysis in Part IV; underground structures in Part V. Finally in Part VI, new topics like the design of reinforced earth retaining walls and landfills are covered.


Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Foundations and Soil Structure Interaction Liquefaction Performance Based Design Site Investigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Maugeri
    • 1
  • Claudio Soccodato
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Italian Geotechnical SocietyRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03181-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03182-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-6059
  • Series Online ISSN 1872-4671
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