Seismic Evaluation, Damage, and Mitigation in Structures

Seismic Evaluation, Damage, and Mitigation in Structures

1st Edition - November 30, 2022

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  • Editors: Iman Mansouri, Paul O. Awoyera
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323885300

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Seismic Evaluation, Damage, and Mitigation in Structures covers recent developments in the area of seismic performance assessment of structures. Earthquakes are one of the main natural hazards that could directly cause damages to or collapse of structures, resulting in significant economic and human life losses. In the event of an earthquake where many buildings and infrastructure components are not able to function afterward, or if extensive repair and associated disruption are needed, it can be very costly and take a long time to resolve. Divided into three parts, the book reviews and discusses earthquake-induced damage evaluation in structures, repair of structural and non-structural components, and seismic damage mitigation strategies. With contributions from the leading experts in the field, this book is for earthquake and structural engineers and PhD students studying civil engineering and for those who understand that design and damage mitigation of structures that have limited structural or non-structural damage in a seismic event can be easy to inspect and repair for quick reoccupation.

Key Features

  • Provides effective and economical methods to assess the seismic performance of structures
  • Analyzes earthquake damage and repair or demolition of buildings
  • Offers future needs for constructing seismic resistant structures


Civil and Structural Engineers, Earthquake Engineers, Researchers, Lecturers, Postgraduate students

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 - Introduction, earthquake-induced damage evaluation and repairs in structures

    1 Damage indexes for performance assessment of low-rise reinforced concrete walls

    2 Controlling the deflection of long steel beams using pretensioning cables

    3 Cable-cylinder bracing system: theoretical background, structural behavior, and seismic design coefficients

    4 Method of seismic resistance design—case studies

    5 Probabilistic seismic analysis of reinforced concrete frames using artificial intelligence-enhanced mechanical model

    6 Novel technique of performance-based optimum deign of buckling-restrained braced frames: colliding bodies optimization algorithms

    7 Development and application of Bouc-Wen model in seismic performance evaluation of reinforced concrete members

    Part 2 - Repair of structural and non-structural components

    8 Developing seismic fragility curves for caisson-type quay walls with improved backfill soil

    Part 3 - Seismic damage mitigation strategies

    9 Machine learning approach for seismic assessment

    10 Robust design of intelligent control systems to mitigate earthquake-induced vibrations under uncertain conditions

    11 Multistory buildings equipped with innovative structural seismic shear fuse systems

    12 Seismic protection strategies for damage mitigation in structures

    13 Analytical formulas of the mechanical behavior of rubber bearings considering the isolator nonlinearities and the influence of shear modulus

    14 Mitigation of deformations of a hunchbacked block-type gravity quay wall subjected to dynamic loading through optimizing its back-face configuration

    15 Model-based adaptive control system for magneto-rheological damper-controlled structures

Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: November 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323885300

About the Editors

Iman Mansouri

Iman Mansouri received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. He ranked first in all his previous academic degrees. Currently, he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Birjand University of Technology. He has many collaborations with researchers around the world (e.g., the U.S., Japan, Spain, Canada, South Korea, Nigeria, and China). He is a member of the Editorial Committee of KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, an International journal having a JCR index. His research interests are in the area of nonlinear structural analysis, earthquake engineering, seismic retrofitting, performance-based design, and soft computing methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Birjand University of Technology, Iran

Paul O. Awoyera

Paul Awoyera is a Senior Lecturer and a Researcher in the areas of concrete structures, structural retrofitting, sustainable/innovative construction materials, fire resistance, non-destructive testing, data science, and applied Artificial Intelligence. He has over 12 years of experience in structural engineering consulting, teaching, and research. He obtained his PhD Degree in Civil Engineering from Covenant University, Nigeria. Dr. Awoyera completed a one-year Post-Doctoral research, focusing on lightweight composite development using paper and ceramic wastes, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He was awarded the prestigious Split-Site PhD Scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, which was tenable at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Dr. Awoyera is a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a member of the International Association for Engineers (IAENG), and a corporate member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers(NSE). He has published over 100 articles in leading publishing outlets and served as the editor/editorial board member and reviewer for numerous international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria

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