By M.J.N. Priestley
Displacement-Based Seismic layout of constructions is a ebook essentially directed in the direction of working towards structural designers who're drawn to utilising performance-based options to seismic layout. when you consider that a lot of the fabric awarded within the ebook has now not been released somewhere else, it's going to even be of substantial curiosity to researchers, and to graduate and upper-level undergraduate scholars of earthquake engineering who desire to advance a deeper figuring out of the way layout can be utilized to manage seismic reaction.
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Displacement Based Seismic Design of Structures by M.J.N. Priestley