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Category : Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake engineering deals with the study of earthquake forces and its effects on the buildings and structures, so that earthquake resistant buildings and structures can be built to prevent loss of life and property during earthquakes.
This section deals with the study of forces of earthquakes, magnitude and energy released, earthquake resistant design technique, damage caused due to earthquake on structures, design philosophy, architectural features, ground shaking, seismic zones, base isolation method, earthquake resistant design philosophy, guidelines, and estimation of damage and collapse of structures and buildings.

Seismic Design of Retaining Wall

Seismic design of retaining wall is considerably complicated problem in which assumptions have to be considered in order to make indeterminable issue solvable employing theory of statics and differential calculus. The computation of each static and dynamic pressure acting on retaining ...

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WHAT IS TUNED MASS DAMPER AND ITS APPLICATIONS?

A tuned mass damper is a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage, or outright structural failure caused by vibration. They are used in high rise buildings to prevent failure of buildings during earthquakes. They are also known as an active mass ...

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BASE ISOLATION METHOD IN BUILDING

Base Isolation Method in Building Construction Conventional Construction Practice assumes Fixed Base StructuresThe Dynamic Characteristics of Fixed Base Structures are determined by the general characteristics of the structural system The Designer can only slightly adjust those Dynamic Characteristics As a ...

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IMPROVING EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE OF SMALL BUILDINGS

The earthquake resistance of small buildings may be increased by taking some precautions and measures in site selections, building planning and constructions as explained below: 1. Site Selection for small buildings: The building constructions should be avoided on (a) Near unstable embankments (b) On ...

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DAMPERS FOR SEISMIC RESISTANT STRUCTURES

Seismic Dampers Seismic Dampers are used in place of structural elements, like diagonal braces, for controlling seismic damage in structures. It partly absorbs the seismic energy and reduces the motion of buildings. Types of Seismic Dampers:Viscous ...

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TYPICAL DAMAGE AND COLLAPSE OF RC BUILDINGS

The following types of damage are quite common in reinforced concrete buildings: 1. Sliding of roofs off the supports Where the beams simply rest on walls or columns, they are bound to slide, when the earthquake intensity exceeds the ...

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