Handbook of Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems

1st Edition

Editors: S Tesfamariam K Goda
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857092687
eBook ISBN: 9780857098986
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th April 2013
Page Count: 912
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Part I: Ground motions and seismic hazard assessment

Chapter 1: Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of civil infrastructure


1.1 Introduction: past developments and current trends in assessing seismic risks

1.2 Simulation-based probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA)

1.3 Extension of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) to advanced earthquake engineering analyses

1.4 Conclusions and future trends

Chapter 2: Uncertainties in ground motion prediction in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) of civil infrastructure


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Explanation of ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs)

2.3 Development of ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs)

2.4 Sensitivity of model components

2.5 Future trends

2.6 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Spatial correlation of ground motions in estimating seismic hazards to civil infrastructure


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Spatial correlation of ground motions: evaluation and analysis

3.3 Ground-motion correlation and seismic loss assessment

3.4 Future trends

Chapter 4: Ground motion selection for seismic risk analysis of civil infrastructure


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Ground motion selection in seismic performance assessment

4.3 Case study: bridge foundation soil system

4.4 The generalized conditional intensity measure (GCIM) approach

4.5 Ground motion selection using generalized conditional intensity measure (GCIM)

4.6 Application of the ground motion selection methodology

4.7 Checking for bias in seismic response analysis due to ground motion selection

4.8 Seismic demand curve computation

4.9 Software implementations

4.10 Conclusions and future trends

Chapter 5: Assessing and


Earthquakes represent a major risk to buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure systems, causing catastrophic loss to modern society. Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems reviews the state of the art in the seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems.

Part one reviews research in the quantification of uncertainties in ground motion and seismic hazard assessment. Part twi discusses methodologies in seismic risk analysis and management, whilst parts three and four cover the application of seismic risk assessment to buildings, bridges, pipelines and other civil infrastructure systems. Part five also discusses methods for quantifying dependency between different infrastructure systems. The final part of the book considers ways of assessing financial and other losses from earthquake damage as well as setting insurance rates.

Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems is an invaluable guide for professionals requiring understanding of the impact of earthquakes on buildings and lifelines, and the seismic risk assessment and management of buildings, bridges and transportation. It also provides a comprehensive overview of seismic risk analysis for researchers and engineers within these fields.

Key Features

  • This important handbook reviews the wealth of recent research in the area of seismic hazard analysis in modern earthquake design code provisions and practices
  • Examines research into the analysis of ground motion and seismic hazard assessment, seismic risk hazard methodologies
  • Addresses the assessment of seismic risks to buildings, bridges, water supply systems and other aspects of civil infrastructure


All professionals associated with investing in, planning, designing, building, monitoring and removing infrastructure in seismic zones, such as civil and structural engineers, architects and bridge designers, quantity surveyors and managers and politicians involved in making decisions about infrastructure projects; Academics and senior and graduate students in civil engineering and seismology departments


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"...this Handbook should be a basic reference for all professionals, from researchers to practitioners and decision makers, involved in seismic risk analysis and management."--Journal of Seismology, July 1 2014

About the Editors

S Tesfamariam Editor

Dr Solomon Tesfamariam is an Assistant Professor at The University of British Columbia, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Canada

K Goda Editor

Dr K. Goda is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bristol, UK