Urban Disaster Mitigation: The Role of Engineering and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080419206, 9780080543468

Urban Disaster Mitigation: The Role of Engineering and Technology

1st Edition

Editors: F.Y. Cheng M.-S. Sheu
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080419206
eBook ISBN: 9780080543468
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 21st July 1995
Page Count: 320
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Preface. Symposium/Workshop Activities. Resolutions. Seismology. Characteristic earthquakes and long-term earthquake forecasts: implications of Central California seismicity (W.L. Ellsworth). Comparison of observed ground acceleration response spectra from four recent large earthquakes in California with uniform building seismic design spectra (Y.B. Tsai). Uncertainty analysis in seismic hazard evaluation (C.H. Loh, Y.T. Yeh). Taiwan Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (TSMIP) and preliminary analysis of site effects in Taipei basin from strong motion data (K.W. Kuo et al.). Earthquake Engineering. Systematic determination of seismic safety levels for design of R/C buildings (A.H.-S. Ang, D. de Leon). Inelastic behavior and load displacement equations of low-rise RC solid and perforated shear walls (F.Y. Cheng, K.Y. Lou). Research on infilled hollow clay tile walls (J.E. Beavers et al.). Vulnerability study of school buildings in Taiwan before and after retrofitting (M.S. Sheu, C.C. Hsu). Systems integrated approach in natural hazard mitigation (G.C. Lee, A.S. Dargush). Absolute acceleration feedback control of structures (L.L. Chung et al.). Bridge damage diagnosis by vibrational signature analysis (G.C. Yao, K.C. Chang). Seismic performance of bridges in California during the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake (L.H. Sheng). Steel connection failures during the Northridge earthquake (W.F. Chen). Analysis of building seismic records using artificial neural networks (W.R. Chang, S.T. Mau). Landslides and Rockslides. Seismic stability of cohesive soil slopes (T.D. Stark et al.). A correlation between landslide and rainfall data along A-Li San highway of Taiwan (S.T. Chen et al.). Reducing landslide risk in urban areas — Experience in the United States (R.L. Schuster). Mechanism of initiation of debris flow (R.H. Chen et al.). Flood Engineering. Urban flood hazard and its mitigation (B.C. Yen). Inundation models for Pa-chang creek basin in Taiwan (M.H. Hsu et al.). Flood mitigation through joint flood control operation of parallel reservoirs (F.N.-F. Chou, D.Y. Chen). Rainfall estimates from satellite observations (M.L.C. Wu). Socio-Economic Impact. Social science approaches in disaster research: selected research issues and findings on mitigating natural hazards in the urban environment (J.M. Nigg). Economic aspects of urban vulnerability and disaster mitigation (B.G. Jones, S.E. Chang). Index of Contributors. Keyword Index.

Readership

For professors, graduate students and practising engineers in the fields of structural, hydraulic and earthquake engineering; seismology and soil and rock foundation engineering. Also governmental policy makers, building - code developers, architects and city planners.

Table of Contents

Preface. Symposium/Workshop Activities. Resolutions. Seismology. Characteristic earthquakes and long-term earthquake forecasts: implications of Central California seismicity (W.L. Ellsworth). Comparison of observed ground acceleration response spectra from four recent large earthquakes in California with uniform building seismic design spectra (Y.B. Tsai). Uncertainty analysis in seismic hazard evaluation (C.H. Loh, Y.T. Yeh). Taiwan Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (TSMIP) and preliminary analysis of site effects in Taipei basin from strong motion data (K.W. Kuo et al.). Earthquake Engineering. Systematic determination of seismic safety levels for design of R/C buildings (A.H.-S. Ang, D. de Leon). Inelastic behavior and load displacement equations of low-rise RC solid and perforated shear walls (F.Y. Cheng, K.Y. Lou). Research on infilled hollow clay tile walls (J.E. Beavers et al.). Vulnerability study of school buildings in Taiwan before and after retrofitting (M.S. Sheu, C.C. Hsu). Systems integrated approach in natural hazard mitigation (G.C. Lee, A.S. Dargush). Absolute acceleration feedback control of structures (L.L. Chung et al.). Bridge damage diagnosis by vibrational signature analysis (G.C. Yao, K.C. Chang). Seismic performance of bridges in California during the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake (L.H. Sheng). Steel connection failures during the Northridge earthquake (W.F. Chen). Analysis of building seismic records using artificial neural networks (W.R. Chang, S.T. Mau). Landslides and Rockslides. Seismic stability of cohesive soil slopes (T.D. Stark et al.). A correlation between landslide and rainfall data along A-Li San highway of Taiwan (S.T. Chen et al.). Reducing landslide risk in urban areas — Experience in the United States (R.L. Schuster). Mechanism of initiation of debris flow (R.H. Chen et al.). Flood Engineering. Urban flood hazard and its mitigation (B.C. Yen). Inundation models for Pa-chang creek basin in Taiwan (M.H. Hsu et al.). Flood mitigation through joint flood control operation of parallel reservoirs (F.N.-F. Chou, D.Y. Chen). Rainfall estimates from satellite observations (M.L.C. Wu). Socio-Economic Impact. Social science approaches in disaster research: selected research issues and findings on mitigating natural hazards in the urban environment (J.M. Nigg). Economic aspects of urban vulnerability and disaster mitigation (B.G. Jones, S.E. Chang). Index of Contributors. Keyword Index.

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9780080543468

About the Editor

F.Y. Cheng

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

M.-S. Sheu

Affiliations and Expertise

National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan