Advertisement

Earthquake Analysis and Design of Industrial Structures and Infra-structures

  • Indrajit Chowdhury
  • Shambhu P. Dasgupta

Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 1-40
  3. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 41-207
  4. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 209-299
  5. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 301-368
  6. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 369-404
  7. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 405-529
  8. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 531-639
  9. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 641-685
  10. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 687-716
  11. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 717-787
  12. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 789-861
  13. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 863-918
  14. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 919-972
  15. Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    Pages 973-1044
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 1045-1050

About this book

Introduction

Despite significant development in earthquake analysis and design in the last 50 years or more, different structures related to industry, infra structure and human habitats get destroyed with monotonic regularity under strong motion earthquake. Even the recent earthquake in Mexico in September 2017 killed a number of people and destroyed national assets amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Careful evaluation of the technology reveals that, despite significant development in earthquake engineering, most of the books that are available on the market for reference are primarily focused towards buildings and framed type structures. It is accepted that during an earthquake it is buildings that get destroyed most and has been the biggest killers of human life. Yet, there are a number of structures like retaining walls, water tanks, Bunkers, silos, tall chimneys, bridge piers etc that are equally susceptible to earthquake, and if damaged can cause serious trouble and great economic distress. Unfortunately, many of these systems are analyzed by techniques that are too simplified, unrealistic/obsolete or nothing is done about them, ignoring completely the seismic effects, as no guidelines exist for their analysis/design (like seismic analysis of counterfort retaining walls or dynamic pressures on bunker walls etc.).

This highly informative book addresses many of these items for which there exists a significant gap in technology and yet remain an important life line of considerable commercial significance.
The book is an outcome of authors' academic research and practice across the four continents (USA, Europe, Africa and Asia) in the last thirty two years, where many of these technologies have been put in practice, that got tested against real time earthquakes. All methods presented herein have been published previously in peer reviewed research journals and international conferences of repute before being put to practice. 

Professionals working in international EPC and consulting engineering firms, graduates taking advanced courses in earthquake engineering, doctoral scholars pursuing research in earthquake engineering in the area of dynamic soil structure interaction (DSSI) and advanced under graduates wanting to self-learn and update themselves on earthquake analysis and design are greatly benefited from this book.

Keywords

Dynamic Modal and Time History Analysis Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction Seismic Analysis of Tall Chimneys Seismic Analysis of Retaining Structures Soil Fluid Strucutre Interaction Dynamic Analysis of Bunkers and Silos under Earthquake

Authors and affiliations

  • Indrajit Chowdhury
    • 1
  • Shambhu P. Dasgupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentFuture Institute of TechnologyKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentIIT KharagpurKharagpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90832-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90831-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90832-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5193
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5207
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Aerospace
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering