Seismic Analysis and Design Using the Endurance Time Method, Volume I: Concepts and Development

H.E. Estekanchi and H.A. Vafai

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A new approach to seismic assessment of structures called endurance time method (ETM) is developed. ETM is a dynamic analysis procedure in which intensifying dynamic excitations are used as the loading function. ETM provides many unique benefits in seismic assessment and design of structures and is a response history-based procedure. ETM considerably reduces the computational effort needed in typical response history analyses.

Conceptual simplicity makes ETM a great tool for preliminary response history analysis of almost any dynamic structural system. Most important areas of application of ETM are in the fields of seismic design optimization, value-based seismic design, and experimental studies. This book is aimed to serve as a coherent source of information for students, engineers, and researchers who want to familiarize themselves with the concepts and put the concepts into practice.

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Homayoon Estekanchi

Homayoon Estekanchi is a professor of civil engineering at Sharif University of Technology. He received his PhD in civil engineering from SUT in 1997 and has been a faculty member at SUT since then. He is a member of Iranian Construction Engineers Organization, ASCE, Iranian Inventors Association and several other professional associations. His research interests include a broad area of topics in structural and earthquake engineering with a special focus on the development of the endurance time method and the value based seismic design.

Hassan Vafai

Hassan Vafai has held position of professorship in civil engineering at different Universities including: Sharif University of Technology, Washington State University and University of Arizona. He was founder and editor-in-chief of Scientia, a peer-reviewed international journal of science and technology.