TY - CHAP A1 - Thomas Zimmermann A2 - Alfred Strauss ED1 - Abbas Moustafa Y1 - 2012-02-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Masonry and Earthquakes: Material Properties, Experimental Testing and Design Approaches N2 - This book deals with earthquake-resistant structures, such as, buildings, bridges and liquid storage tanks. It contains twenty chapters covering several interesting research topics written by researchers and experts in the field of earthquake engineering. The book covers seismic-resistance design of masonry and reinforced concrete structures to be constructed as well as safety assessment, strengthening and rehabilitation of existing structures against earthquake loads. It also includes three chapters on electromagnetic sensing techniques for health assessment of structures, post earthquake assessment of steel buildings in fire environment and response of underground pipes to blast loads. The book provides the state-of-the-art on recent progress in earthquake-resistant structures. It should be useful to graduate students, researchers and practicing structural engineers. BT - Earthquake-Resistant Structures SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29280 DO - 10.5772/29280 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-19 ER -