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Earthquake Resistant Steel Structures

Contents 1. What is an Earthquake? 4 2. Why are Steel Structures Good at Resisting Earthquakes? 8 3. A Tool to Evaluate the Effects of Earthquakes: the Response Spectrum 11 4. Design Response Spectra 15 5. Characterisation of Structures Specific to Seismic Design 20 6. Aspects of Seismic Analysis and Design Checks Common to all Structural Types 25 7. Approximate Method for Seismic Analysis and Design 30 8. Architecture of Earthquake Resistant Buildings 34 9. Designing Dissipative Structures 40 10. Seismic Design of Moment Resisting Frames 47 11. Seismic Design of Frames with Concentric Bracing 60 12. Seismic Design of Frames with Concentric Bracing and Dissipative Connections 65 13. Seismic Design of Frames with Eccentric Bracing 68 14. Composite Steel Concrete Structures 73 15. Composite Steel Concrete Moment Resisting Frames 89 16. Composite Steel Concrete Frames with Bracing 91 17. Composite Steel Concrete Walls and Systems with Walls 94 18. Improving Reinforced Concrete Structures by using Composite Columns 99 19. Design Example 102 Annex A Definition of Eurocode 8 Design Response Spectra 122 Annex B Steels available from ArcelorMittal 122 References 123 Technical advisory & Finishing 124 Your Partners 125

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