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Urban disaster mitigation : the role of engineering and technology

Author: Franklin Y Cheng; Maw Shyong Sheu
Publisher: Oxford, OX, UK ; Tarrytown, N.Y., U.S.A. : Elsevier, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

This volume includes papers from the fourth symposium workshop, held jointly between the US and Taiwan to discuss research and its application to multiple hazard mitigation. It discusses: lessons  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Y Cheng; Maw Shyong Sheu
ISBN: 0080419208 9780080419206
OCLC Number: 32626985
Notes: Papers presented at a fourth joint symposium workshop held in Chicago, July 1994.
Description: xxii, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1 Seismology: characteristic earthquakes and long-term earthquake forecasts - implications of central California seismicity, W.L. Ellsworth; comparison of observed ground acceleration response spectra from four recent large earthquakes in California with uniform building seismic design spectra, Y.B. Tsai; uncertainty analysis in seismic hazard evaluation, C.H. Loh and Y.T. Yeh; Taiwan strong motion instrumentation program (TSMIP) and preliminary analysis of site effects in Taipei basin from strong motion data, K.W. Kuo et al. Part 2 Earthquake engineering: systematic determination of seismic safety levels for design of R/C buildings, A.H.-S. Ang and D. de Leon; inelastic behaviour and load displacement equations of low-rise RC solid and perforated shear walls, F.Y. Cheng and K.Y. Lou; research on infilled hollow clay tile walls, J.E. Beavers et al; vulnerability study of school buildings in Taiwan before and after retrofitting, M.S. Sheu and C.C. Hsu; systems integrated approach in natural hazard mitigation, G.C. Lee and A.S. Dargush; absolute acceleration feedback control of structures, L.L. Chung et al; bridge damage diagnosis by vibrational signature analysis, G.C. Yao and K.C. Chang; seismic performance of bridges in California during the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake, L.H. Sheng; steel connection failures during the Northridge earthquake, W.F. Chen; analysis of building seismic records using artificial neural networks, W.R. Chang and S.T. Mau. Part 3 Landslides and rockslides: seismic stability of cohesive soil slopes, T.D. Stark et al; a correlation between landslide and rainfall data along A-Li San highway of Taiwan, S.T. Chen et al; reducing landslide risk in urban areas - experience in the United States, R.L. Schuster; mechanism of initiation of debris flow, R.H. Chen et al. Part 4 Flood engineering: urban flood hazard and its mitigation, B.C. Yen; inundation models for pa-chang creek basin in Taiwan, M.H. Hsu et al; flood mitigation through joint flood control operation of parallel reservoirs, F.N.-F. Chou and D.Y. Chen; rainfall estimates from satellite observations, M.L.C. Wu. Part 5 Socio-economic impact: social science approaches in disaster research - selected research issues and findings on mitigating natural hazards in the urban environment, J.M. Nigg; economic aspects of urban vulnerability and disaster mitigation, B.G. Jones and S.E. Chang.
Responsibility: edited by F.Y. Cheng and M.-S Sheu.


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