By Ezio Faccioli, Manuela Villani, Manuela Vanini, Carlo Cauzzi (auth.), Michael N. Fardis (eds.)
<P>Performance-based Earthquake Engineering has emerged ahead of the flip of the century because the most vital improvement within the box of Earthquake Engineering over the last 3 many years. It has because then begun penetrating codes and criteria on seismic evaluation and retrofitting and making headway in the direction of seismic layout criteria for brand new constructions in addition. the U.S. were a pace-setter in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, but additionally Europe is a big contributor. Workshops on Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, held in Bled (Slovenia) in 1997 and 2004 are regarded as milestones. The ACES Workshop in Corfu (Greece) of July 2009 builds on them, attracting as members world-leaders in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering from North the United States, Europe and the Pacific rim (Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, China). It covers the full scope of Performance-based Earthquake Engineering: flooring motions for performance-based earthquake engineering; Methodologies for Performance-based seismic layout and retrofitting; Implementation of Performance-based seismic layout and retrofitting; and complicated seismic trying out for performance-based earthquake engineering.
Audience: This quantity should be of curiosity to scientists and complicated practitioners in structural earthquake engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, and experimental dynamics.</P>
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