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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
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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
Congresses
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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