“Earthquake Engineering deals with the effects of earthquakes on people and their environment and with methods of reducing those effects. It is a very broad field, drawing on aspects of geology, seismology, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, risk engineering, and other technical fields. Its practice requires consideration of social, economic, and political factors.” (Source: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. TA 654.6 K7 1996, 3rd floor, Circulation Section)
American Society of Civil Engineers
- Fourway: Graphical Tool for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering. Mackie, K. R. Journal of Structural Engineering 132 (8) : August 2006. p. 1274+
- Regional Economic Models for Performance Based Earthquake Engineering. An, Donghwan. Journal of Structural Engineering 5 (4) : November 2004. p. 188+
- Market-Focused and Open-Systems Approaches to Earthquake Loss-Reduction: Contextualizing Role of Engineering Research. Bruneau, Michel. Journal of Structural Engineering 3 (2) : May 2002. p. 48+
- Active Control with Optical Fiber Sensors and Neural Networks. I: Theoretical Analysis. Tzu-Kang Lin. Journal of Structural Engineering 132 (8) : August 2006. p. 1293+
- Review of Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, Third Edition, by Anil K. Chopra. Roesset, Jose. Journal of Structural Engineering 133 (5) : May 2007. p. 752.
GALE Computer Online
- Forecasting the big one.(A stroll through the technology landscape) (Virtual California help forecasting quakes). Peterson, Tommy. Computerworld 39 (44) : October 31, 2005. p. 32+
- Earthquake law pushes hospitals to spend big on IT: California measure leads to new data centers, IT upgrades; costs expected to be in the billions.(Security measures)(California Facilities Seismic Safety Act)(related article: Facing Seismic Change, IT Pros Try to Meet Current Needs). Brewin, Bob. Computerworld 38 (7) : February 18, 2004. p. 1.
- Working toward a quake-proof design: earthquake data collection and analysis could someday prevent Los Angeles-type disaster. (high-powered computers running simulations may help scientists understand earthquakes and build structures to withstand them). Booker, Ellis. Computerworld 28 (5) : January 31, 1994. p. 86.
- Crust model addresses new (and old) earthquakes. GEO World 18 (12) : December 2005. p. 12+
- DigitalGlobe, Longmont, Colo. GEO World 16 (12) : December 2003. p. 64+
- Earthquake council reborn. GEO World 19 (7) : July 2006. p. 14+
- Earthquake planners hail scientific planning.. GEO World 16 (1) : January 2003. p. 19+
- USGS devotes new energy to monitor earthquakes. GEO World 19 (3) : March 2006. p. 14+
http://www.umi.com/pqdauto Civil Engineering
- Earthquake engineers say site matters. Civil Engineering 68 (10) : October 1998. p. 28+
- Innovative Approaches to Earthquake Engineering. Bert, Ray. Civil Engineering 72 (7) : July 2002. p. 86+
- Research center to bolster capabilities. Civil Engineering. 71 (5) : May 2001. p. 26+
- Shake, rattle and map. King, Stephanie A., Kiremidjian, Anne S. Civil Engineering 66 (6) : June 1996. p. 50+
- Smart fluid dampens seismic forces. Civil Engineering 68 (12) : December 1998. p. 27+
- Torsional motion of buildings during earthquakes. II. inelastic response. Humar, J.L.; Kumar, P. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 25 (5) : October 1998. p. 917+
- Seismic testing and performance of buckling-restrained bracing systems. Tremblay, R.; Bolduc, P.; Neville, R., DeVall, R. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 33 (2) : February 2006. p. 183+
- Development of seismic hazard maps for the proposed 2005 edition of the National Building Code of Canada1,2. Adams, John; Atkinson, Gail. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 30 (2) : April 2003. p. 255+
- Dynamic analysis of buildings for earthquake-resistant design1. Saatcioglu, Murat; Humar, Jag Mohan. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 30 (2) : April 2003. p. 338+
- Seismic performance of low- and medium-rise chevron braced steel frames. Tremblay, Robert; Robert, Nathalie. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 28 (4) : August 2001. p. 699+
- Building for earthquakes. Leith, William. Science 304 (5677) : June 11, 2004. p. 1604+
- Fault interactions and large complex earthquakes in the Los Angeles area. Anderson, Greg; Aagaard, Brad; Hudnut, Ken. Science 302 (5652) : December 12, 2003. p. 1946+
- Laboratory earthquakes along inhomogeneous faults: Directionality and supershear. Xia, Kaiwen; Rosakis, Ares J.; Kanamori, Hiroo; Rice, James R. Science 308 (5722) : April 29, 2005. p. 681+
- Laboratory earthquakes: The sub-rayleigh-to-supershear rupture transition. Xia, Kaiwen; Rosakis, Ares J.; Kanamori, Hiroo. Science 303 (5665) : March 19, 2004. p. 1859+
- The source of the Lisbon earthquake/response. Fonseca, Joao F.B.D.; Gutscher, Marc-Andre. Science 308 (5718) : April 1, 2005. p. 50+
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
[Retrieved May 15, 2007]
"The objective of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes."
Office of Earthquake Engineering
[Retrieved May 15, 2007]
"The Office of Earthquake Engineering: Provides earthquake engineering and seismic hazard services to Caltrans' engineers; develops new and improved structural earthquake engineering analysis tools and analysis methods; Evaluates and recommends new materials and devices for use in seismic design and; develops and prepares structural earthquake engineering and seismic hazard related standards, guidelines, details and manuals."
The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
[Retrieved May 15, 2007]
"The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) provides a national resource that will shift the emphasis of earthquake engineering research from current reliance on physical testing to integrated experimentation, computation, theory, databases, and model-based simulation."
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Compiled by: Mrs. Yolanda F. Odisnada & Mr. Arvin N. Robles.
Date: June 2007