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Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes

  • Matjaž Dolšek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Global Earthquake Model, Seismic Hazard and Ground Motions

  3. Seismic Performance Assessment, Risk Analysis and Design of Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Michalis Fragiadakis, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos, Mark Aschheim
      Pages 99-133
    3. Farzin Zareian, Dimitrios G. Lignos, Helmut Krawinkler
      Pages 135-146
    4. Chara Ch. Mitropoulou, Nikos D. Lagaros, Manolis Papadrakakis
      Pages 185-209
    5. Daniel Celarec, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos, Matjaž Dolšek
      Pages 211-231
    6. Matjaž Dolšek, Robert Klinc, Matevž Dolenc, Marko Brozovič, Iztok Peruš
      Pages 233-257
    7. Tatjana Isaković, Matej Fischinger
      Pages 259-288
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 331-338

About this book


Current knowledge and state-of-the-art developments in topics related to the seismic performance and risk assessment of different types of structures and building stock are addressed in the book, with emphasis on probabilistic methods. The first part addresses the global risk components, as well as seismic hazard and ground motions, whereas the second, more extensive part presents recent advances in methods and tools for the seismic performance and risk assessment of structures. The book contains examples of steel, masonry and reinforced concrete buildings, as well as some examples related to various types of infrastructure, such as bridges and concrete gravity dams. The book's aim is to make a contribution towards the mitigation of seismic risk by presenting advanced methods and tools which can be used to achieve well-informed decision-making, this being the key element for the future protection of the built environment against earthquakes.

This book will be of interest to researchers, postgraduate students and practicing engineers working in the fields of natural hazards, earthquake, structural and geotechnical engineering, and computational mechanics, but it may also be attractive to other experts working in the fields related to social and economic impact of earthquakes.


Design of structures Fragility and risk analysis Ground motions Performance-based earthquake engineering Seismic hazard

Editors and affiliations

  • Matjaž Dolšek
    • 1
  1. 1., Fac. of Civil and Geodetic EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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