Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Libro: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Autor: Steven L. Kramer
Editorial: Meg Weist

Compared to most disciplines of civil engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering is quite young. While the damaging effects of earthquakes have been known for centuries, the strong contribution of soils to the magnitude and pattern of earthquake damage was not widely appreciated until relatively recently. Following damaging earthquakes in 1964 in Niigata, Japan and Alaska, and spurred by the growth of the nuclear power industry in the 1960s and 1970s, the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering has grown rapidly. Although much remains to be learned, the field has matured to the point where generally accepted theories and analytical procedures now exist for many important problems.