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Category : Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake engineering deals with the study of earthquake forces and its effects on the buildings and structures.

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 ...

Performance and Behavior of Masonry Structures during Earthquakes

Masonry structures are most vulnerable during earthquake. Performance and behavior of masonry structures during earthquakes is discussed in this article.Many human fatalities have depended on masonry constructions from the past. The condition is same at the present. As the main ...

Ductility of Building Structures for Earthquake Resistant Design

Ductility for earthquake resistant design is important for buildings, structures and building materials. Ductility and its importance in design is discussed.To understand the importance of ductility in influencing the building performance, it is essential to know what is ductility. Ductility ...

Tuned Mass Damper – Components, Working and Applications

What is Tuned Mass Damper (TMD)? Tuned mass damper (also called vibration absorbers or vibration dampers)  is a device mounted to a specific location in a structure, so as to reduce the amplitude of vibration to an acceptable level whenever a strong lateral ...

BASE ISOLATION METHOD IN BUILDING

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

Performance of Various Types of Buildings during Earthquake

Performance of Various Types of Buildings during Earthquake Different types of buildings suffer different degrees of damage during earthquakes and the same has been studied here. 1. Mud and Adobe Houses during Earthquakes Unburnt sun dried bricks laid in mud mortar are called ...

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 ...