Hardcover: 721 pages
Publisher: IUSS Press; 1st edition (May 24, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7 x 1.7 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #785,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Civil & Environmental > Seismic Design
This book is a bible for any structural designer having to do with earthquake resistant design today. This textbook convinces you from the start, it clearly explains why displacement based design is now a mature design method and is set to become the standard way of designing for earthquakes. Apart from that, the book is so elegantly written. I wish we could all write as clear as these authors. It is not so common to find a state of the art texbook so excellently written and researched.The only complaint: the book has numerous errata and the simbols list is very incomplete. There is room for a lot of improvement in these aspects, hopefully it will be corrected in future editions.
This book is a must for practicing engineers, and graduate students interested in concrete structures. I have found this book to be an excellent reference for performing moment curvature analysis and force deflection plots. Furthermore, Dr. Priestley does an excellent job in comparing the current force design method, with a new displacement design method.
This is an excellent book to review this method. Well explained with a lot of examples. It includes a CD with programs but you need the software MathLab to run them.The book Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges (same author) is a good complement for this book.
Very good for advance study in field of seismic-structural engineering. Cover a very broadband of materials, starting from basic of nonlinear method thru very advance topics.The negative points is high price of book. Somehow the authors try to prove their opinions and judgments for some practical and still theoretical subjects which may mislead the reader.
I recently graduated from a structural engineering grad program and found this book extremely useful for my research on PBD. The disk that accompanies the book is very useful however frustrating because the MATLAB code is for metric values.
Excellent Reference for Bridge and Structural engineers whowant to learn more on displacement capacity design.
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