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Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology
to Performance-Based Engineering

edited by Yousef Bozorgnia
and Vitelmo V. Bertero

  • Presents recent advances in engineering seismology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, and engineering characterization of ground motions
  • Explores methods of computer structural analysis
  • Addresses the fundamental and practical issues in performance-based earthquake engineering
  • Discusses the need for innovative strategies and techniques and the advantages of those that have been developed
  • Includes a discussion of theoretical and practical issues of seismic isolation
  • Dedicates a chapter to seismic resistant design through supplemental damping
  • Presents analysis and design procedures for various types of nonstructural elements

Following a brief overview of traditional methods, Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-Based Engineering presents the details of these recent advances in a single volume. The book elucidates advances in scientific knowledge, summarizes recent research project findings, covers design guidelines, and discusses the future challenges and directions.

Highlights include:

  • Historical development of earthquake engineering and its modern goal
  • Geosciences principles needed to define seismic hazards
  • Geotechnical hazards and engineering characterizations of ground motion
  • Deterministic and probabilistic methods of analysis
  • Performance-based earthquake engineering, its applications, and future direction
  • Innovative strategies and techniques, including seismic isolation and energy dissipation devices
  • Seismic behavior and earthquake-resistant design of building structural systems using different structural materials such as reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, and wood
  • Seismic analysis and design of nonstructural elements

The multi-disciplinary nature of earthquake engineering is reflected in the diversity of the chapter authors. The book is the result of an enormous amount of time and energy spent by a panel of distinguished contributors whose collective experience exceeds 500 years of teaching, research, and practice.


  1. The Early Years of Earthquake Engineering and Its Modern Goal
  2. Engineering Seismology
  3. The Role of Geology in Seismic Hazard Mitigation
  4. Geotechnical Aspects of Seismic Hazards
  5. Engineering Characterization of Ground Motion
  6. Methods of Analysis for Earthquake-Resistant Structures
  7. Probabilistic Aspects of Earthquake Engineering
  8. Performance-Based Seismic Engineering: Development and Application of a Comprehensive Conceptual Approach to the Design of Buildings
  9. Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
  10. Innovative Strategies in Earthquake Engineering
  11. Seismic Isolation
  12. Seismic Energy Dissipation Systems for Buildings
  13. Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
  14. Earthquake-Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
  15. Seismic Design of Steel Moment-Resisting Frames
  16. Steel Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames
  17. Seismic Behavior and Design of Masonry
  18. Recent Developments in the Seismic Design and Construction of Woodframe Buildings
  19. Seismic Analysis and Design of Nonstructural Elements

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Earthquake Engineering:
From Engineering Seismology
to Performance-Based Engineering
edited by Yousef Bozorgnia and Vitelmo V. Bertero

2004 1,024 pages $198.95 + shipping

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