This book sheds lights on recent advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with special emphasis on soil liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, seismic safety of dams and underground monuments, mitigation strategies against landslide and fire whirlwind resulting from earthquakes and vibration of a layered rotating plant and Bryan's effect.
In the last decades, the Shape Memory Alloys, with their peculiar thermo-mechanical properties, high corrosion and extraordinary fatigue resistance, have become more popular in research and engineering applications. This book contains a number of relevant international contributions related to their properties, constitutive models and numerical simulation, medical and civil engineering applications, as well as aspects related to their processing.
Static vs. Dynamic Analysis • Characteristics of Earthquake Ground Motions • Dynamic Analysis Methods for Seismic Bridge Design
Equation of Motion • Characteristics of Free Vibration • Response to Earthquake Ground Motion • Response Spectra • Example of an SDOF system