Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability by Susumu IaiGeotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability by Susumu Iai

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability

EditorSusumu Iai

Hardcover | March 22, 2011

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This book is part of a bold, new initiative towards global sustainability and development that draws on the disciplines of geotechnical engineering and earthquake geotechnics. It contains contributions from fifteen of the world's leading experts who met in Kyoto in early 2010 to discuss a range of issues related to the ways geotechnics can help us face the challenges ahead, from the technical to the social, from geo-hazards to megacities, from global warming and coastal protection to the conservation of world heritage sites.   We hope these contributions will stimulate the debate over the role geotechnics has to play in achieving a more sustainable future for the world. AudienceThis book will be of interest to advanced levels of researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of geotechnics and earthquake geotechnics for global sustainability: the greatest long term challenge of our time.
Title:Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global SustainabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:273 pagesPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400704690

ISBN - 13:9789400704695

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Table of Contents

PrefacePrologue: Designing for Sustainability - From the Big Picture to the Geotechnical Contribution; Michael J. PenderContributors1 Introduction; Susumu Iai2 Seismic Hazards; W.D. Liam Finn 3 Lifelines in Megacities; Craig A. Davis and J.P. Bardet4 Infrastructure; Kenichi Soga5 Geotechnics and Society; R. Scott Steedman6 World Heritage in Asia; Yoshinori Iwasaki7 Coastal Protection; Jian Chu and Shuwang Yan8 Combined Hazards; Masyhur Irsyam et al.9 Urban Microzonation; Atilla Ansal et al.10 Slope Failure; Michele Maugeri and Ernesto Motta11 Geo-Hazards; Wei F. Lee et al.12 Exploring Non-gravity Geotechnics; Ikuo Towhata et al.13 Soil Mechanics; Hideki Ohta et al.Index