ASCE Press Book Offers Clear Explanation of New Tsunami Design Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-16
RESTON, Va. – Tsunami Loads and Effects: Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides a clear, authoritative explanation of the tsunami load requirements contained in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16. When used in conjunction with the standard, structural, coastal, and geotechnical engineers can apply the latest thinking in tsunami design.
Ian Robertson helps engineers and allied professionals understand the background and development of the new tsunami provisions. He connects the ASCE 7-16 tsunami provisions to prior design guidelines, laboratory research, and field surveys. In addition, he explains the key concepts in the provisions, including tsunami risk categories; inundation depth and flow velocities; structural design procedures; and hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, and debris impact loads. Robertson demonstrates the application of these concepts in numerous examples and a full-length tsunami design of a prototype building. The guide also explains the tsunami provisions for foundation design, structural countermeasures, vertical evacuation refuges, nonstructural components and systems, and critical nonbuilding structures.
This is an essential companion to the standard ASCE/SEI 7-16 for all engineers, architects, and emergency managers who work in tsunami active locations.
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