Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures is an extremely comprehensive as well as well organised book that details the concepts along with principles related to earthquake resistant structure design. The book has been designed to provide a detailed outlook on the subject matter with a step by step approach to explaining concept of seismic analysis as well as seismic codes and the role they play in civil engineering.
This book can be extremely useful for undergraduates as well as postgraduate students of civil engineering. Through the book, students can learn about the fundamental aspects of structural dynamics and the use of these in the seismic code application while analysing, as well as designing structures. The book also includes critically important subjects that are a part of earthquake resistant design and these can be particularly useful for developing earthquake resistant buildings.
Some of the other areas of study in the book include motion studies in use within India along with seismic zoning map in India. The concepts are effectively explained through multiple diagrams as well as illustrations. The book also provides a thorough overview on the importance as well as multiple benefits of Earthquake resistant design. The seismic analysis as well as modelling of earthquake resistant designs is also explored in the book.
Other aspects covered in the book include retrofitting of masonry as well as reinforced concrete buildings. The organised format and the simple language of the book allow students to easily understand the concepts included in the book. This book can be referred to by engineering students along with architects, teachers, field engineers, etc.
The book has been written by Pankaj Agarwal and Manish Shrikhande, who are both teaching in the Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT. You can buy online the paperback edition of the book published by PHI with ISBN-10: 8120328922 and ISBN-13: 978-8120328921.