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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: The Earthquake Problem
Author(s): Roland L. Sharpe
Publication: Special Publication
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
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.
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