This book is a state-of-the-art report on the ductility of steel structures, containing a comprehensive review of the technical literature available, and presenting the results of the authors' own extensive research activities in this area. Analytical and numerical methods are described, and a wealth of practical information is provided. Ductility of Seismic-Resistant Steel Structures will be of great use to advanced students, researchers, designers and professionals in the field of civil, structural and earthquake engineering.
Table of Contents
Preface. Notations. 1. Why Ductility Control? 2. Learning from Earthquakes. Seismic Decade 1985-1995. 3. Basic Design Philosophy. 4. Material and Element Ductilities. 5. Section and Stub Ductilities. 6. Member Ductility Evaluation. 7. Advances in Member Ductility. 8. Comprehensive Methodology for Ductility Design. Appendix. DUCTROT computer program.
Victor Gioncu and Federico Mazzolani