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Response of Structures to Extreme Loading: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Toronto, Canada, 3-6 August 2003

Response of Structures to Extreme Loading: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Toronto, Canada, 3-6 August 2003

by P.L Gould, A Ghobarah


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  • 130 articles from some of the most able international researchers who are in the forefront of their fields
  • Publication on CD-Rom allows searching across all 1141 pages, helping you navigate this comprehensive resource
  • Helping to map the future directions of research in this important field

Extreme loading conditions such as severe earthquakes, high winds, blast, impact, shock, and fires have caused significant loss of life, injuries and serious economic losses in many parts of the world. These events continue to demonstrate the vulnerability of our structures and the weaknesses in our approaches to design for life safety of users and occupants.
This volume provides a forum for researchers and practicing professionals to report on the analysis and design of structures for extreme loading conditions and point to the future directions of research in this important field.

The proceedings also include 10 invited Keynote papers from world-class researchers who are conducting leading edge research. The papers cover a wide range of topics and themes that are both interesting and challenging.
It is an essential resource for students, researchers and professionals in all areas of civil engineering and beyond relating to the analysis and design of structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080443225
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Edition description: CD-ROM
Product dimensions: 55.00(w) x 47.50(h) x 5.00(d)

Table of Contents

Keynote Lectures; Response of Structures to Wind; Blast Effects; Earthquake Engineering; Response of Structures to Extreme Loading; Seismic Design; Behaviour of Materials and Structures to High Temperatures and Fires; Response of Structures to Blast Loads; Performance of Structures During Earthquakes; Dynamics of Structures and Response to Impact Loads; Response and Damage; Fire Safety; Strengthening and Retrofit of Structures; Seismic Risk; Vulnerability and Reliability; Seismic Response; Response of Steel Structures; Wind Effects; Strengthening of Structures and Components; Behaviour of Structures and Components; Fire Effects; Analytical Approaches; Effects of Impact Loads; Special Structures and Systems; Seismic Analysis Design

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