Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures

Hardcover | July 23, 1998

byT. UsamiEditorY. Itoh

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The near-field earthquake which struck the Hanshin-Awaji area of Japan before dawn on January 17, 1995, in addition to snatching away the lives of more than 6,000 people, inflicted horrendous damage on the region's infrastructure, including the transportation, communication and lifeline supply network and, of course, on buildings, too. A year earlier, the San Fernando Valley area of California had been hit by another near-field quake, the Northridge Earthquake, which dealt a similarly destructive blow to local infrastructures. Following these two disasters, structural engineers and researchers around the world have been working vigorously to develop methods of design for the kind of structure that is capable of withstanding not only the far-field tectonic earthquakes planned for hitherto, but also the full impact of near-field earthquake. Of the observed types of earthquake damage to steel structures, there are some whose causes are well understood, but many others continue to present us with unresolved problems. To overcome these, it is now urgently necessary for specialists to come together and exchange information. The contents of this volume are selected from the Nagoya Colloquium proceedings will become an important part of the world literature on structural stability and ductility, and will prove a driving force in the development of future stability and ductility related research and design.

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The near-field earthquake which struck the Hanshin-Awaji area of Japan before dawn on January 17, 1995, in addition to snatching away the lives of more than 6,000 people, inflicted horrendous damage on the region's infrastructure, including the transportation, communication and lifeline supply network and, of course, on buildings, too....

Format:HardcoverDimensions:433 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 23, 1998Publisher:PERGAMON PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0080433200

ISBN - 13:9780080433202

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Chapter headings: Foreword. Preface. State-of-the-Art. Beams and Beam-Columns. Steel and Composite Frames. Plates and Plated Structures. Shells. Connections. Bridge and Bridge Piers. Evaluation and Retrofit of Damaged Structures. Low Cycle Fatigue and Fracture. Author index. Keyword index.

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The contents of this volume, selected from the Nagoya colloquium proceedings will become an important part of the world literature on structural stability and ductility, and will prove a driving force in the development of future stability and ductility related research and design.Documentation: Technique/ScientificStability and Ductility of Steel Structures. This publication includes a collection of selected papers form the Fourth International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, held in July 1997 in Nagoya, Japan. The book covers a wide range of research on steel structures, including the history of research and practice in this area, beams and beam-columns, steel and composite frames, connections, bridges and bridge piers, as well as evaluation and retrofit of damaged structures. Individual papers detail methods of design for steel structures that will be capable of withstanding major disasters, such as the Kobe and Northridge earthquakes.MCEER Information Service News