Best Reference Books – Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering along with reviews.

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1. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” by Steven L Kramer

Book Review: This book focuses on all the concepts related to geotechnical earthquake engineering. The book also deals with the fields of seismology and structural engineering thereby describing the basic concepts in the fields of seismology, geotechnical engineering and structural engineering. Additionally the book also covers recent advancements and the advance topics in the fields of seismology, geotechnical engineering and structural engineering.

2. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook” by R W Day

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Book Review: This book carries out a discussion on basic earthquake principles, common earthquake effects and damages caused due to structures because of seismic shaking. The book also discusses the conditions that are faced by engineers like liquefaction, capacity bearing, slope stability, settlement and many more. The book also discusses the site improvement methods which reduce the impact of earthquakes on structures. The book covers basic earthquake principles, structural damage, wall analysis, grading and many other concepts.

3. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” by KRAMER
4. “Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VII” by Komodromos

“Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VII” Book Review: The content of this book is inspired from the papers presented at the Seventh World Conference on Earthquake Resistance and Engineering Structures held at Cyprus, 2009. The topics like earthquake resistant design, seismic behavior and vulnerability, structural dynamics, passive protection devices, seismic isolation, site effects and geotechnical aspects, bridges, lifelines, and material characterization are discussed in detail. The book also highlights the development and applications of passive anti-seismic systems. The chapters featuring experimental studies and numerical simulation related to various fields of earthquake engineering are included in this text. The content of this book is supported by several diagrams, figures, and tables. The book will be suitable for the engineers, scientists, and managers working in industry, academia, research organizations and governments.

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5. “Earthquake Engineering” by Nazzal Armouti

“Earthquake Engineering” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring cost-effective earthquake engineering methods. The initial chapters of the book cover characteristics of earthquakes, linear elastic dynamic analysis, nonlinear and inelastic dynamic analysis, behavior of structures under seismic excitation, and design of earthquake-resistant buildings. The remaining chapters describe topics like Seismic provisions of reinforced concrete structures, introduction to seismic provisions of steel structures (AISC code), design of earthquake-resistant bridges, geotechnical aspects and foundations, synthetic earthquakes, and seismic isolation. For providing relatable content to the readers the book highlights practical instructions based on structural dynamics concepts.

6. “International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering: Codes, Programs, and Examples” by Mario Paz

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“International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering: Codes, Programs, and Examples” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of theory, regulation, analysis, and design of seismically safe structures from all over the world. It covers all the key concepts and latest information related to earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. The chapters of this book features separate seismic codes for different countries. The book also highlights geography, geology, and history of earthquakes of many countries. For better understanding and self-assessment of the readers, many examples and programs are included in text. The book will be an asset for the students, engineers, and professionals responsible for design, construction, maintenance, and regulation of seismically safe structures.

7. “Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models” by Chandrakant S Desai

“Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models” Book Review: The book introduces a number of computer and analytical methods for dealing with several geotechnical problems. The topics like behavior of soils, rocks, interfaces, and joints are discussed in detail. The chapters present a finite element method, finite difference method, computer codes, and many analytical methods in order to get realistic solutions for soil structure problems. Few chapters of this text lay an emphasis on solving practical problems using hand calculations. The methods and techniques mentioned in this book can be used as applications to solve the problems related to dams, slopes, piles, retaining structures, tunnels, pavements, and seepage. The book will be beneficial for the practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers related to geotechnical and structural engineering as well as some basic mechanics courses.

8. “Advanced Geotechnical Analyses” by P K Banerjee

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“Advanced Geotechnical Analyses” Book Review: The book is a balanced piece of work featuring both engineering judgment and advanced principles of engineering mechanics used to deal with many complex geotechnical engineering problems. The initial section of the book describes interaction between solid and fluid for static as well as dynamic loading. Moving further, topics like effect of stress on retaining walls, uses of anisotropic soil model, finite element analysis, and dynamics of pile driving are discussed in detail. The final section of the book highlights the development and use of explicit finite difference methods for analyzing and solving various geotechnical engineering problems. The book will be useful for the students and practitioners of geotechnical engineering.

9. “Advanced Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Series” by V N S Murthy

“Advanced Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Series” Book Review: The book is a well-structured and comprehensive piece of writing featuring advanced theories and various aspects of foundation engineering. The topics like geotechnical properties of soil, soil exploration, shallow foundations, deep foundations, collapsible and expansive soils, cellular cofferdams, and machine foundations are thoroughly explained. The content of this book is supported with the help of illustrative diagrams and figures. The book will be suitable for the postgraduate students, practicing engineers, consultants, researchers, and professionals. It will be an asset for the students preparing for the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers (GATE), UPSC, and other national selection entrance tests/examinations.

10. “Introduction To Computational Earthquake Engineering” by Muneo Hori

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“Introduction To Computational Earthquake Engineering” Book Review: The book is written from theoretical as well as practical point-of-view and aims in introducing solid continuum mechanics, finite element method, and stochastic modeling required for earthquake engineering. It begins with the explanation of topics like numerical simulation of strong ground motion, faulting, analytical methods for linear models, and analytical methods for non-linear stochastic models. Moving on to computational technology, the advanced topics like integrated earthquake simulation, visualization of earthquake simulation, and earthquake resistant design are discussed in detail. For the better understanding of the readers, the book contains many practical examples. The chapters of this book also explain the application of numerical simulations and computational science technology to earthquake engineering problems.

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