Introduction to Earthquake Engineering by Elijah Walker
About the book
The branch of engineering that is concerned with designing and analyzing structures to avoid damages caused by earthquakes is known as earthquake engineering.
The aim of the discipline is to create structures such as buildings and bridges that are resistant to earthquakes. It aims to make structures that will not sag in the event of a slight shake or collapse during a major earthquake.
Focuses on protecting the natural and man-made environment and communities from earthquakes by holding hazards down to acceptable levels. Earthquake engineering has two main goals; To predict the consequences of earthquakes and to design and maintain structures that can sustain earthquakes.
The field is a subset of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering.
This book reveals innovative aspects related to this field that will be crucial for a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
It also demonstrates new technologies and their applications in an interdisciplinary approach. This book is intended for students who are looking for a detailed reference text on earthquake engineering.