There are various types of masonry wall which may be suitable to construct in areas prone to earthquakes. Types of these seismic resistant masonry wall are discussed.
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Category: Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake engineering deals with the study of earthquake forces and its effects on the buildings and structures.
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Soil-structure interaction is a study of response of soil and structure during earthquake. Its effects, analysis and applications in structural design is discussed.
Cable supported bridges perform better during earthquakes compared to other types of bridges. Performance of various types of cable supported bridges during earthquake is discussed.
Soft story configuration in structures is a type of construction where any one story of the building is more flexible (less stiff) when compared with other floors. This may be located at the bottom, or at any intermediate points, where ...
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 ...
Masonry structures are most vulnerable during earthquake. Performance and behavior of masonry structures during earthquakes is discussed in this article.
Ductility for earthquake resistant design is important for buildings, structures and building materials. Ductility and its importance in design is discussed.
A tuned mass damper is a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage, or outright structural failure caused by vibration during earthquakes.