Recent Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Recent Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

T.G. Sitharam (Indian Institute of Science, India) and J. S. Vinod (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 315
ISBN13: 9781522569480|ISBN10: 1522569480|EISBN13: 9781522569497|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6948-0


Solid design and craftsmanship are a necessity for structures and infrastructures that must stand up to natural disasters on a regular basis. Continuous research developments in the engineering field are imperative for sustaining buildings against the threat of earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Recent Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering provides innovative insights into the methods of structural engineering techniques, as well as disaster management strategies. The content within this publication represents the work of rock fracturing, hazard analysis, and seismic acceleration. It is a vital reference source for civil engineers, researchers, and academicians, and covers topics centered on improving a structure’s safety, stability, and resistance to seismic hazards.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blast-Induced Damage
  • Excavation
  • Ground Motion
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Liquefaction
  • Rock Fracturing
  • Seismic Acceleration
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Seismogram Analysis
  • Soil Properties

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

T.G. Sitharam is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India). He obtained master's degree in geotechnical engineering from Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India) in 1986 and a PhD in civil engineering from University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) in 1991. Further, he worked as a post doctoral researcher at Center for Earth Sciences and Engineering (CESE), University of Texas at Austin (Texas, USA) until 1994. He has served as a visiting professor in Dolhousie University and University of Waterloo (Canada) and Yamaguchi University (Japan). His research interests are in the area of earth science and engineering in particular geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and rock mechanics. He is convener and member of working group of experts of geotechnical engineers in geohazards programm of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Govt of India. He is also member of Programme Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) for the nationally coordinated programme on Seismicity by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) DST, Govt of India. He was a member of TC 29 Laboratory Stress Strain Strength Testing of Geomaterials, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the year 2001-2005. Professor Sitharam has guided twelve Ph.D students, three MSc(Engg) students and several ME project students. Currently he has six doctoral students working with him for their PhD degrees. He has written two text books, one on applied elasticity and the other on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, and also guest edited volumes on geotechnics and earthquake hazards for Current Science and seismic microzonation for Journal of Earth System Science.