Providing real world applications for different structural types and seismic characteristics, Seismic Design of Steel Structures combines knowledge of seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. This book focuses on seismic design, and concentrates specifically on seismic-resistant steel structures.
Drawing on experience from the Northridge to the Tohoku earthquakes, it combines understanding of the seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. The book focuses on the global as well as local behavior of steel structures and their effective seismic-resistant design. It recognises different types of earthquakes, takes into account the especial danger of fire after earthquake, and proposes new bracing and connecting systems for new seismic resistant steel structures, and also for upgrading existing reinforced concrete structures.
Includes the results of the extensive use of the DUCTROCT M computer program, which is used for the evaluation of the seismic available ductility, both monotonic and cyclic, for different types of earthquakes
Demonstrates good design principles by highlighting the behavior of seismic-resistant steel structures in many applications from around the world
Provides a methodological approach, making a clear distinction between strong and low-to-moderate seismic regions
This book serves as a reference for structural engineers involved in seismic design, as well as researchers and graduate students of seismic structural analysis and design.
Federico M. Mazzolani is emeritus professor of structural engineering at the University of Naples "Federico II," doctor Honoris Causa in the Universities of Timisoara and Bucarest, member of the Royal Academy of Engineers of Spain and of the Academy of Engineers of Czech Republic, chairman of the STESSA Conference on the "Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas," and chairman of many national/international code committees and research projects. He has authored more than 800 papers, 50 monographs, and 34 books (26 in English, 2 in Chinese) on structural analysis and design, steel and aluminum structures, earthquake engineering, and structural restoration. Victor Gioncu, PhD, was professor of structural design at the Politehnica Univerity of Timisoara, honorary professor of the Technical University of Budapest, doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Cluj, and member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania. He published over 250 papers and 16 books (7 in English) and designed over 100 realized building structures. He has participated in over 60 national and international conferences as general reporter and member of the organizing committees. He has received many national and international awards for his books and designed buildings.
Failure of a myth The myth of steel as a perfect material for seismic-resistant structures Behavior of steel structures during American and Asian earthquakes Behavior of steel structures during the European earthquakes Engineering lessons learned from the last strong earthquakes References Steel against earthquakes Steel as the material of choice for seismic areas Development of steel structural systems References Challenges in seismic design Gap in seismic design methodologies Earthquake types Strong seismic regions Low-to-moderate seismic regions Proposals for improving the new code provisions References New generation of steel structures Introduction Improving existing solutions New solutions of bracing systems New solutions for connections References Advances in steel beam ductility New concepts on structural ductility DUCTROT-M Computer program Monotonic available ductility Local ductility under far-field earthquakes Near-field earthquake effects on the available ductility of steel beams Acknowledgments References Fire after earthquake Introduction Structural behavior under the effect of fire From the historical events to date Post-earthquake fire and risk management Computational aspects Analysis assumptions Structural behavior Methodology for assessing robustness Conclusive remarks References Index