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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Soil-structure interaction is a study of response of soil and structure during earthquake. Its effects, analysis and applications in structural design is discussed.
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 ...
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.
The structural design process of a complete construction project is divided into three phases Planning, Design, and Construction. The planning phase will consider the various factors that affect the layout and the dimension of the structure. Here, the decision is ...
Performance of various types of buildings during earthquakes such as masonry, reinforced concrete, wooden, mud, steel and composite buildings are discussed.
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 ...