Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook: With the 2012 International Building Code, Second Edition

by: Robert W. Day


Abstract: The purpose of this book is to present the practical aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Because of the assumptions and uncertainties associated with geotechnical engineering, it is often described as an "art" rather than exact science. Geotechnical earthquake engineering is even more challenging because of the inherent unknowns associated with earthquakes. Because of these uncertainties in earthquake engineering, simple analyses are prominent in this book, with complex and theoretical evaluations kept to an essential minimum.
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Title: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook: With the 2012 International Building Code, Second Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2012 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071792387

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Robert W. Day is a leading geotechnical engineer and the principal engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. He is the author of more than 200 published technical papers and several books, including two editions each of Foundation Engineering Handbook, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook.

Description: The purpose of this book is to present the practical aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Because of the assumptions and uncertainties associated with geotechnical engineering, it is often described as an "art" rather than exact science. Geotechnical earthquake engineering is even more challenging because of the inherent unknowns associated with earthquakes. Because of these uncertainties in earthquake engineering, simple analyses are prominent in this book, with complex and theoretical evaluations kept to an essential minimum.