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Earthquake Resistant Design Of Structures By Pankaj Agarwal Pdf Free Download

Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures by Pankaj Agarwal PDF Free Download

Earthquakes are natural phenomena that can cause severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. To minimize the risk of collapse and loss of life, engineers need to design structures that can withstand the effects of seismic forces. Earthquake resistant design of structures is a branch of civil engineering that deals with the analysis and design of structures to resist earthquake-induced forces.


One of the most comprehensive and well-organized books on this topic is Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures by Pankaj Agarwal and Manish Shrikhande. This book presents the concepts and principles of earthquake resistant design of structures in an easy-to-read style. The book adopts a step-by-step approach, starting from the fundamentals of structural dynamics to application of seismic codes in analysis and design of structures. The book also focuses on seismic evaluation and retrofitting of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings.

The book covers the following topics:

  • Engineering seismology, including earthquake sources, magnitude, intensity, ground motion characteristics, seismic zoning, and strong motion studies.

  • Structural dynamics, including single-degree-of-freedom and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, response spectra, numerical methods, and seismic pickups.

  • Seismic design philosophy, including performance objectives, design criteria, load combinations, ductility, detailing, and capacity design.

  • Seismic analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures, including beams, columns, slabs, frames, shear walls, and diaphragms.

  • Seismic analysis and design of masonry structures, including brick and stone masonry, infill walls, lateral load analysis, and retrofitting techniques.

  • Seismic retrofitting strategies of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings, including identification of seismic damages, strengthening methods, jacketing techniques, base isolation, and energy dissipation devices.

The book is intended mainly as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering. It would also be of considerable benefit to practicing engineers, architects, field engineers and teachers in the field of earthquake resistant design of structures. The book is enriched with a large number of diagrams and solved problems to reinforce the understanding of the concepts. The book also contains references to relevant codes and standards for further guidance.

If you are interested in learning more about earthquake resistant design of structures, you can download the PDF version of this book for free from [this link]. You can also buy the eBook version from [Google Books] or [Google Play].


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