Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in Memory of Ragnar Sigbjoernsson (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2018
Springer International Publishing AG
Rupakhety, Rajesh (ed.), Olafsson, Simon (ed.)
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185 Illustrations, color; 52 Illustrations, black and white; XXVIII, 403 p. 237 illus., 185 illus. i
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This book presents methods and results that cover and extend beyond the state-of-the-art in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Most of the chapters are based on the keynote lectures at the International Conference in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 12-14, 2017. The conference is being organised in memory of late Professor Ragnar Sigbjoernsson, who was an influential teacher and one of the leading researchers in the fields of structural mechanics, random fields, engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. Professor Sigbjoernsson had a close research collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU), where his research was mainly focused in dynamics of marine and offshore structures. His research in Iceland was mainly focused on engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. The keynote-lecture based chapters are contributed by leading experts in these fields of research and showcase not only the historical perspective but also the most recent developments as well as a glimpse into the future. These chapters showcase a synergy of the fields of structural dynamics, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. In addition, some chapters in the book are based on works carried out under the leadership and initiative of Professor Sigbjoernsson and showcase his contribution to the understanding of seismic hazard and risk in Iceland. As such, the book is useful for both researchers and practicing engineers who are interested in recent research advances in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and in particular to those interested in seismic hazard and risk in Iceland.
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Rajesh Rupakhety is a professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Iceland, and Director of Research at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of the University of Iceland. He obtained his BS in Civil Engineering from Tribhuwan University, Nepal, his MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology from the University of Pavia, Italy and the University of Patras, Greece, and a PhD in Earthquake Engineering from the University of Iceland. Areas of his academic interest are solid and fluid mechanics, structural analysis and design, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. Within the fields of solid and fluid mechanics, he has hands on experience in design and construction of hydropower systems. He has professional and research experience in analysis and design of structures for seismic action. In engineering seismology, his research activities include processing of strong motion data, modelling of inelastic response spectra, theoretical and empirical ground motion modelling and prediction, modelling of ground motion random field, quantification of near-fault ground motion, local site effects, and soil amplification. He is also active in use of historical and macroseismic data, probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard assessment, and seismic hazard assessment for facilities storing hazardous mining waste, and seismic design provisions for hydropower and wind power plants in Iceland. His primary teaching activities are in continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, stochastic processes and random vibration, and earthquake engineering. Simon Olafsson is a research professor and the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of the University of Iceland, Selfoss. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the same university in 1981 and his MSc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1990. In 1999, he earned his PhD on the dynamics of structures and response to earthquake loading from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. During the 1980s, he worked with Professor Ragnar Sigbjoernsson on various instrumentation projects and, most notably, the establishment of the Icelandic Strong Motion Network. His main research interests are engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. His ongoing research projects deal with strong-motion monitoring and signal processing, source mechanics, ground motion modelling using stochastic, discrete time models, earthquake hazard, and system identification.


1. Full-Scale Measurement and Analysis of Wind-Induced Vibrations of a Long-Span Suspension Bridge in Complex Terrain - Aksel et al. 2. Challenges in Modelling the Seismic Response of RC Walls - Isakovic et al. 3. Synergies and Conflicts Between Seismic Design and Design for Other Extreme Actions - M. Fardis 4. Seismic Capacity Reduction Factors for RC Beams and Columns - Mendoza and Mariano 5. Inherent Damping in Nonlinear Time-History Analyses: A Recommended Modelling Approach - A.J. Carr 6. Initial Wave Length and Total Energy of Landslide Generated Tsunamis from Translatory Wave Theory - Jonas Eliasson 7. Geneaology of Performance Based Seismic Design: Is the Present a Re-Crafted Version of the Past? - Gulkan and Sozen 8. On Stochastic Dynamic Second-Order Response Analysis of Marine Bridges - Bernt Leira 9. Critical Response of Elastic-Plastic Structures to Near-Fault Ground Motions and Its Application to Base-Isolated Building Structures - Izuru Takewaki 10. A Simplified Approach for Site Specific Design Spectrum - Atilla Ansal 11. Dry "Mortar Free" Infill Panels for Sustainable Architecture in High-Seismicity Areas - Marco Vailati 12. Strong-Motion Instrumentation and Monitoring in Iceland - Sigbjornsson 13. The UPStrat-MAFA Project: Developments and Accomplishments on Strategies for Urban Risk Reduction - Muscacchio et al. 14. The MASW Method for Site Response Evaluation and Its Practical Applications - Olafsdottir et al. 15. Strain Velocity Rate and Its Analysis in Iceland Based on GPS Data - Snaebjornsson et al. 16. Seismic Fragility of Low Rise Residential Buildings in South Iceland Based on Damage Data and Corresponding Risk for Typical Earthquake Scenarios - Bessasson et al. 17. Three-Dimensional Characteristics of Ground Motion in the Near-Fault Area - Rupakhety and Sigbjornsson 18. Rotation-Invariant Measures of Earthquake Ground Motion - Rupakhety and Sigbjornsson 19. System Identification of a Typical Residential Building in Kathmandu Using Aftershocks of the 2015 Gorkha Nepal Earthquakes and Triggered Noise - Rupakhety et al. 20. Ground Motion Prediction Model for Iceland Based on Theoretical Source Spectra - Olafsson et al. 21. Source Parameters of the Recent Earthquakes in South Iceland and Their Use in Ground Motion Simulation Models - Olafsson et al.