BRIDGE ENGINEERING Seismic Design
The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference work and
resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme “Bridge to the Twenty-First
Century”. It has been written with practicing bridge and structural engineers in mind. The ideal reader
will be an M.S.-level structural and bridge engineer with a need for a single reference source to keep
abreast of new developments and the state of the practice, as well as review standard practices.
The areas of bridge engineering include planning, analysis and design, construction, maintenance, and
rehabilitation. To provide engineers a well-organized and user-friendly, easy-to-follow resource, the
Handbook is divided into and printed in four volumes, I: Superstructure Design, II: Substructure Design,
III: Seismic Design, and IV: Construction and Maintenance.
Volume III: Seismic Design provides the geotechnical earthquake considerations, earthquake damage,
dynamic analysis and nonlinear analysis, design philosophies and performance-based design criteria,
seismic design of concrete and steel bridges, seismic isolation and energy dissipation, active control, soilstructure-
foundation interactions, and seismic retrofit technology and practice.