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作者 Reitherman, Robert K
書名 Earthquakes and Engineers : An International History
出版項 Reston : American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012
國際標準書號 9780784476352 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (764 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Definition of "Earthquake Engineering" -- Engineers and Scientists -- Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake-Resistant Construction -- Scope -- Why This Book? -- 1 Approaches to Earthquake Engineering History -- Earthquake Engineering Lore Can Be Fascinating, yet Factual -- The Value of Thinking -- Adding Breadth to Engineering -- Credit Where Credit Is Due -- History as a Way of Thinking about the Future -- Past Ideas and Developments May Still Be Useful Today -- Chronology Vis-à-Vis History -- History as a Sieve -- Potential Sources of Bias -- Why the Emphasis on the Early Years? -- The End of Earthquake Engineering History? -- 2 The Complexities of Earthquake Engineering -- Similarities and Differences with Other Engineering Disciplines -- Risk -- Inelasticity and Nonlinear Behavior -- Dynamics -- 3 Ancient Understanding and Misunderstanding -- Mythological Beliefs: Supernatural Explanations for a Natural Phenomenon -- China -- India -- Japan -- Africa -- New Zealand -- Greece -- Middle East -- Fiji -- Mexico -- North American Indians -- Limited Accomplishments from Ancient Times -- 4 Beginnings of the Modern Scientific Approach: Renaissance to 1850 -- The Development of Geology as a Science -- Galileo, Newton, Hooke: The Beginnings of Physics and Engineering -- Earthquake-Resistant Construction Traditions in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries -- Civil Engineering Development as a Prerequisite to Earthquake Engineering -- 5 The First Seismologists and Earthquake Engineers: The Nineteenth Century -- Robert Mallet, the First Earthquake Engineer -- Japan in the Meiji Period -- The University of Tokyo -- John Milne: The Foremost Early Seismologist -- Ayrton, Perry, Ewing, Knott, Gray, and Mendenhall -- Development of Seismology Outside of Japan
Intensity, an Early Tool of Seismologists and Engineers -- Understanding Faults and the Generation of Earthquakes -- Steel and Reinforced Concrete Join the Traditional Construction Materials -- Moment-Resisting Frames, Braced Frames, Walls, and Diaphragms -- Construction Vocabulary in Place, but Lacking Syntax -- The Lack of Quantitative Measures of Seismic Loads -- Static Analysis of a Dynamic Phenomenon -- The Many Unsolved Problems -- 6 1900-1940: Poised for Further Development but Lacking Essential Analytical Tools -- Earthquake Engineering in Japan -- Developing "Surficial" Seismology -- Research and Practice Initiatives after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake -- The 1908 Messina-Reggio Earthquake -- 1910 Cartago, Costa Rica, Earthquake: An Early Recognition of the Vulnerability of Unreinforced Masonry -- The 1923 Kanto, Japan, Earthquake: The First Test of Seismically Analyzed and Designed Buildings -- Seismologists Develop the First Estimates of Future Earthquakes: Where, How Big, and How Often -- Magnitude Becomes a Useful Tool for Seismologists and Engineers Alike -- Earthquakes of the 1930s Bring Codes to India, Pakistan, New Zealand, the United States, Chile, and Turkey -- Soil Engineering Develops -- Measurements of Ground Shaking and Attempts by Engineers to Analyze Those Measurements -- Assessing the State of Practice in 1940 -- 7 1940-1960: Major Advances in Understanding and Design -- Laboratory and Field Instrumentation -- Laboratory Testing Apparatus -- Aeronautics, Atomic and Other Bombs, World War II, and the Cold War -- Tsunamis Become a Recognized Research and Risk Reduction Topic -- Dynamics Comes to Soils and Foundation Engineering -- How Severely Can the Ground Shake? -- Ductility Becomes a Prime Goal to Achieve Deformation Capacity, Rather Than Strength Capacity -- The Duet of Ground Motion and Structural Response
The Longevity of the Response Spectrum and Equivalent Lateral Force Methods -- The First World Conference on Earthquake Engineering -- The Internationalization of the Field -- A Breakthrough in the Earth Sciences: Plate Tectonics Theory -- 8 1960-2000: Computers, Instruments, and Apparatus Provide Needed Analysis and Design Tools -- Computers -- Computer Software Development -- The Internet -- Instruments for Measuring the Behavior and Properties of the Ground and Structures -- Simulation of Earthquakes with Shake Tables, Reaction Walls, Forced Vibration, Centrifuges, and Other Apparatus -- 9 1960-2000: The Construction Industry Introduces New Innovations and Challenges -- New Structural Systems -- The Capacity Design Method -- Capacity Spectrum, Pushover, and Displacement-Based Methods -- Improvements in Ductility -- Seismic Isolation -- Damping Devices -- Active Control -- Architectural Trends Challenge the Engineers -- 10 1960-2000: Universities and Research Institutes Provide the Well-Educated Experts for a Growing Field -- The First Earthquake Engineering Professors Teach Themselves a New Subject -- Japan -- United States -- Italy -- Turkey -- India -- New Zealand -- China -- Chile -- Canada -- The Technology of Teaching -- Social Scientists Study Earthquakes -- 11 1960-2000: Special Design Problems Provide Continuing Motivation for Innovation -- Tall Buildings -- Hospitals -- Nonstructural Components Become More Extensive and More Damageable -- Retrofitting to Reduce Existing Risks -- Infrastructure Receives Specialized Attention -- 12 1960-2000: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Enters Its Growth Phase -- Liquefaction, Surface Fault Rupture, Landslides -- Effects of Soil on Shaking -- Seismic Zonation -- Signs of a Maturing Discipline -- 13 1960-2000: Probabilistic Approaches -- Earthquake Loss Estimation
Average Loss, Damage Probability Matrices, and Fragility Curves -- Probabilistic Approaches to Ground-Motion Mapping -- Probabilistic Definitions of Safety -- 14 1960-2000: Increasing Funding, Regulations, and Public Expectations Provide Support for a Maturing Field -- Rising Expectations -- Mitigation of Risk Versus Elimination of Risk -- The Spread of Earthquake Construction Regulations -- Disasters Continue to Be the Major Motivators -- Earthquake Engineering Is Freely Imported and Exported -- Growth in the Literature -- Solving Problems Versus Identifying Problems -- A Global Attitude Toward Earthquake Risk -- All the Eggs in One Basket -- In Search of the Seismic Plimsoll Mark -- From Empiricism to Theory -- Epilogue: The Future of Earthquake Engineering History -- Disciplinary Backgrounds of Historical Investigators -- Oral Histories -- Manuscripts, Documents, and Images -- Collections of Artifacts: Construction Samples, Laboratory Apparatus and Specimens, and Instruments -- Museums of Earthquake Engineering -- Unanswered Questions -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Earthquake Engineering History as Delineated by Significant Earthquakes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- About the Author
Robert Reitherman offers the first comprehensive treatment of the engineering techniques devised around the world to address seismic problems and design structures that resist earthquakes
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Reitherman, Robert K. Earthquakes and Engineers : An International History Reston : American Society of Civil Engineers,c2012 9780784410714
主題 Earthquake engineering -- History.;Engineering
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