iGEM Book Review


Soil Behaviour in Earthquake Geotechnics

by Kenji Ishihara Oxford University Press 1996

This highly topical book, written by a leading Japanese author, provides a comprehensive study of current research in soil dynamics for earthquake engineering. The behaviour of the ground on which structures are built during earthquake conditions is crucial to understanding the behaviour of those structures. This well-illustrated text summarizes current knowledge of the subject, presenting material accumulated by Japanese and other researchers over recent years. It comprehensively covers theory, laboratory tests, and field work. It also includes helpful guidelines for civil engineers undertaking groundwork to protect structures in potential earthquake zones. Contents: 1 Characteristics of dynamics problems 2 Characteristic changes in cyclic stress in typical dynamic loading environments 3 Methods of representing stress-strain relations in cyclic loading 4 Apparatus and procedures for laboratory tests 5 In-situ survey by wave propagation 6 Low-amplitude shear moduli 7 Strain-dependency of modulus and damping 8 Effect of loading speed and stiffness degradation of cohesive soils 9 Strengths of cohesive soils under transient and cyclic loading conditions 10 Resistance of sand to cyclic loading 11 Sand behaviour in monotonic loading 12 Evaluation of liquefaction resistance by in-situ soundings 13 Analysis of liquefaction 14 Settlement in sand deposits following liquefaction 15 Flow and on-flow conditions and residual strength 16 Onset condition for liquefaction and consequent flow Appendix: Methods of sample preparation Hardback, 0-19-856224-1 UK Price: 60.00

Oxford University Press