This introduction to seismology is intended to prepare the reader for both the conceptual and the technical questions on structural analysis and code requirements, as they appear on professional engineering and architectural licensing exams. Without assuming prior seismic design knowledge or experience, it draws on practical information, basic code requirements, and simple vibration theory to provide an intuitive understanding of earthquakes and their effects.
Seismic Design of Building Structures provides essential background instruction for the seismic problems on the civil PE exam. Using relevant codes, this book presents topics from basic seismic concepts through detailing requirements. The 30 sample problems and 113 practice problems, all with step-by-step solutions, offer valuable preparation for the exam. The eighth edition references the 1997 Uniform Building Code, the version of the code currently tested on the exam.
The eighth edition contained only minor corrections, but this ninth has been extensively revised to conform to the 2006 International Building Code and its source documents. Lindeburg, who designs and teaches courses to prepare engineers for professional examinations, here introduces basic seismic concepts and principles such as earthquake characteristics, diaphragm theory, and general and special design features. Specific chapters address seismic resistant structures made of concrete, steel, masonry, and wood.
- Analysis of diaphragms
- Detailing of roof-wall connections
- Calculating chord and strut forces
- UBC nailing requirements
- Bolt strengths