Seismic Isolation, Structural Health Monitoring, and Performance Based Seismic Design in Earthquake Engineering

Recent Developments

  • Azer A. Kasimzade
  • Erdal Şafak
  • Carlos E. Ventura
  • Farzad Naeim
  • Yoichi Mukai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Seismic Isolation Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Azer A. Kasimzade, Sertac Tuhta, Gencay Atmaca
      Pages 3-54
    3. Azer A. Kasimzade, Sertac Tuhta, Gencay Atmaca
      Pages 85-127
  3. New Developments on Structural Health Monitoring and Earthquake Early Warning Systems for Performance Assessment of Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Eser Çaktı, Erdal Şafak
      Pages 145-164
    3. Mustafa Erdik
      Pages 165-193
    4. Eser Çaktı, Emrullah Dar, Gülen Uncu
      Pages 195-204
    5. Burçin Şenol Şeker, Sertac Tuhta, Varol Koç
      Pages 205-215
    6. Azer A. Kasimzade, Sertac Tuhta, Gencay Atmaca, Sevda Ozdemir
      Pages 217-231
    7. Azer A. Kasimzade, Muxlis Haciyev, Sertac Tuhta, Gencay Atmaca
      Pages 233-246
  4. Performance Based Seismic Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Ferit Cakir, Eren Uckan, Bulent Akbas, Bilge Siyahi, Nuri Kanli, Ali Rıza Cakit et al.
      Pages 275-284
    3. Selçuk Doğru, Bora Akşar, Bülent Akbaş, Jay Shen, Bilge Doran
      Pages 285-293
    4. Valeriy M. Mitasov, Vladimir V. Adischev, Mariya A. Logunova
      Pages 295-305
    5. Aytug Seckin, Hilal M. Atalay, Hakan Erdogan, Bilge Doran, Bulent Akbas
      Pages 343-354

About this book


This book features chapters based on selected presentations from the International Congress on Advanced Earthquake Resistance of Structures, AERS2016, held in Samsun, Turkey, from 24 to 28 October 2016.

It covers the latest advances in three widely popular research areas in Earthquake Engineering: Performance-Based Seismic Design, Seismic Isolation Systems, and Structural Health Monitoring.

The book shows the vulnerability of high-rise and seismically isolated buildings to long periods of strong ground motions, and proposes new passive and semi-active structural seismic isolation systems to protect against such effects. These systems are validated through real-time hybrid tests on shaking tables.

Structural health monitoring systems provide rapid assessment of structural safety after an earthquake and allow preventive measures to be taken, such as shutting down the elevators and gas lines, before damage occurs. Using the vibration data from instrumented tall buildings, the book demonstrates that large, distant earthquakes and surface waves, which are not accounted for in most attenuation equations, can cause long-duration shaking and damage in tall buildings.

The overview of the current performance-based design methodologies includes discussions on the design of tall buildings and the reasons common prescriptive code provisions are not sufficient to address the requirements of tall-building design. In addition, the book explains the modelling and acceptance criteria associated with various performance-based design guidelines, and discusses issues such as selection and scaling of ground motion records, soil-foundation-structure interaction, and seismic instrumentation and peer review needs.


The book is of interest to a wide range of professionals in earthquake engineering, including designers, researchers, and graduate students.


Seismic Isolation of Structures Structural Health Monitoring Earthquake Early Warning Systems Earthquake Resistant Structures Performance Based Earthquake Engineering AERS 2016

Editors and affiliations

  • Azer A. Kasimzade
    • 1
  • Erdal Şafak
    • 2
  • Carlos E. Ventura
    • 3
  • Farzad Naeim
    • 4
  • Yoichi Mukai
    • 5
  1. 1.Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, Department of Civil EngineeringOndokuz Mayıs UniversityAtakumTurkey
  2. 2.Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research InstituteBogazici UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Farzad Naeim Incorporation IrvineUSA
  5. 5.Graduate School of EngineeringKobe UniversityKobeJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93156-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93157-9
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