The Earthquake Problem

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Title: The Earthquake Problem

Author(s): Roland L. Sharpe

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 53

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 25-46

Keywords: building codes; damage; deformation; ductility; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; foundation; geological faults; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; seismic waves; seismology; soil dynamics; structural analysis; structural design

Date: 1/1/1977

Abstract:
An overview of the earthquake problem is presented. How earthquakes occur, the resulting ground motions, effects of site conditions, reponse of structures, performance of concrete buildings and recent design improvements are discussed.