Seismic Design of RC Buildings

Theory and Practice

  • Sharad Manohar
  • Suhasini Madhekar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 15-55
  4. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 57-88
  5. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 89-153
  6. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 155-197
  7. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 199-267
  8. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 269-299
  9. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 301-347
  10. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 349-385
  11. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 387-416
  12. Sharad Manohar, Suhasini Madhekar
    Pages 417-437
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 439-450

About this book


This book is intended to serve as a textbook for engineering courses on earthquake resistant design. The book covers important attributes for seismic design such as material properties, damping, ductility, stiffness and strength. The subject coverage commences with simple concepts and proceeds right up to nonlinear analysis and push-over method for checking building adequacy. The book also provides an insight into the design of base isolators highlighting their merits and demerits.

Apart from the theoretical approach to design of multi-storey buildings, the book highlights the care required in practical design and construction of various building components. It covers modal analysis in depth including the important missing mass method of analysis and tension shift in shear walls and beams. These have important bearing on reinforcement detailing. Detailed design and construction features are covered for earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete as well as confined and reinforced masonry structures. The book also provides the methodology for assessment of seismic forces on basement walls and pile foundations. It provides a practical approach to design and detailing of soft storeys, short columns, vulnerable staircases and many other components. The book bridges the gap between design and construction. Plenty of worked illustrative examples are provided to aid learning. This book will be of value to upper undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on seismic design of structures.


Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Resistant Design Reinforced Concrete Structures Seismic Design Soil Structure Interaction Structural Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharad Manohar
    • 1
  • Suhasini Madhekar
    • 2
  1. 1.Structural and Training ConsultantFormerly with Tata Consulting EngineersPuneIndia
  2. 2.Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering PunePuneIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2318-4
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2319-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-7633
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7641
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