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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


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1 KNOWLEDGE OF SOIL MECHANICS.- Basic Principles in Soil Mechanics.- 2 PROBLEMS CONCERNING SHAKING OF SOFT GROUND UNDERGOING EARTHQUAKE LOADING.- Seismological Knowledge.- Wave Propagation in Elastic Medium.- Earthquake Effects.- Dynamic Response Analysis.- Pseudostatic Limit Equilibrium Analysis.- Field Investigation.- Dynamic Response of Complex-Modulus Model.- Laboratory Tests on Dynamic Properties of Soils.- Stress-Strain Models.- Application of Seismic Inertia Force.- Seismic Force Exerted on Structures.- Seismic Behavior of Slopes and Embankments.- Landslides.- Seismic Faults.- 3 LIQUEFACTION.- Features of Liquefaction-Induced Damages.- Mechanism of Onset of Liquefaction.- Assessment of Liquefaction Potential.- Behavior of Soil Undergoing Cyclic Undrained Loading.- In-Situ Tests on Liquefaction Potential of Subsoils.- Postliquefaction Behavior of Sandy Ground.- Immediate Detection of Liquefaction Damage and Emergency Action.- Permanent Displacement and Deformation of Liquefied Subsoil.- Prediction of Permanent Displacement Due to Liquefaction.- Mitigation of Liquefaction-Induced Damage.- Seismic Microzonation.


From the reviews:

"This book ... is an encyclopedic assemblage of basic and practical science on state-of-the-art engineering technology dealing with the behavior of earth materials subject to earthquakes and derivative effects. ... Hundreds of graphs, charts, and mathematical relationships are skillfully integrated with the text and photographs. This volume is truly monumental. It should be in the libraries of all geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (T. L. T. Grose, Choice, Vol. 46 (2), October, 2008)

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