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Edited by Dr. S. Bhattacharya
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford

Design of Foundations in Seismic Areas: Principles and Applications
Design of Foundations in Seismic Areas: Principles and Applications comprises the proceedings of an international workshop on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. It addresses the major principles of foundation design in seismic areas. Some practical examples have been worked out. The topics covered are seismic hazards and their assessment, liquefaction and its remediation, site response analysis, piled foundation and pile failure. Some advanced topics are also covered. An appendix is also added which collates the useful charts, graphs and tables often being referred by professionals. This publication covers papers written by leading academicians and industry practitioners.

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to earthquake geotechnical engineering - Subhamoy Bhattacharya

Chapter 2: Seismic Hazards

  • Fault movement related damage examples and fault provisioned design case histories - Jörgen Johansson and Kazuo Konagai
  • Tsunami: A seismic hazard - Anil C. Wijeyewickrema
  • Seismic hazard assessment for foundation design - Suresh R Dash and Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Construction of uniform hazard spectra using Monte-Carlo simulation - Tapan Sen

Chapter 3: Liquefaction

  • Liquefaction - Susceptibility, assessment and remediation - A.J. Brennan, L. Govindaraju and Subhamoy Bhattacharya

Chapter 4: Ground Response Studies

  • Mechanism of site amplification and its prediction - Nozomu Yoshida
  • Evaluation of local site effects on ground motion from geomorphologic and geological information - Saburoh Midorikawa
  • Influence of stress path on dynamic properties of granular materials - T. G. Sitharam and J. S. Vinod

Chapter 5: Dams and Retaining Walls

  • Performance of dams during 2001 Bhuj earthquake: Some design issues - L. Govindraju
  • Computations of seismic earth pressures for design of earth retaining structures - Deepankar Choudhury

Chapter 6: Piled Foundation

  • Earthquake engineering research on pile foundations with emphasis on pile foundations subjected to large ground deformations - Takashi Tazoh
  • A review of methods for pile design in seismically liquefiable soils - Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Dynamic behaviour of piled foundations in liquefiable soils during strong earthquakes - Subhamoy Bhattacharya and Sondipon Adhikari
  • 4 Buckling and bending of slender piles in liquefiable soils during earthquakes: a probabilistic analysis - Sumanta Haldar, G. L. Sivakumar Babu and Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Essential criteria for seismic design of piled foundations in liquefiable soil - Suresh R Dash and Subhamoy Bhattacharya

Chapter 7:Modelling of Soil-Structure Interaction

  • Modelling dynamic soil structure interaction under seismic loads - Barnali Ghosh and Zygmunt Lubkowski

Chapter 8: Applications

  • Applications on hazard assessment and liquefaction - L.Govindaraju, A. J. Brennan, Pijush Samui, Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Example of a site response analysis for a location in Kolkata - Barnali Ghosh, Pijush Samui and Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Seismic design of a typical piled foundation in reclaimed lands of Rajarhat susceptible to cyclic failure - Gautam Adak, Gautam Bhattacharya and Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Seismic site characterization of nuclear facilities in India - A. Boominathan

Appendix A

  • Engineering correlations for seismic design of foundations - Subhamoy Bhattacharya and Barnali Ghosh

Appendix B

  • Plates

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