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International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics [Book Review]

Hudson, D. E. (1973) International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics [Book Review]. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 63 (1). p. 332. ISSN 0037-1106.

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In recent years, earthquake engineering has increasingly assumed an identity as an important specialty within the wider framework of the science of seismology, on the one hand, and the engineering science of structural dynamics, on the other. The subject first appeared formally on the international scene as recently as 1956, with the First International Conference on Earthquake Engineering which resulted later on in the formation of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering. Since that time the 1AEE has organized very successful conferences in Japan (1960), New Zealand (1965), Chile (1969), and is now planning for the Fifth World Conference in Italy (1973). The new Journal, which serves also as an official journal for the IAEE, is under the general editorship of Professor Ray W. Clough and the associate editorship of Professor Geoffrey B. Warburton. The very extensive experience and wide backgrounds of these distinguished editors will ensure the highest professional standards for the new publication. Eight members of the 21-man Advisory Editorial Board are members of the Seismological Society of America, including IAEE President George W. Housner, who, along with Editor Clough, is also serving as a member of the S.S.A. Board of Directors. It is intended that the new Journal should deal broadly with all phases of earthquake engineering, "from the seismological and geological factors which influence the recurrence interval and dynamic characteristics of the ground motion to be expected at a given site, to the establishment of building codes and standards which will provide adequate and economically sound protection for the life and property of the public . . . . The scope of the Journal will include papers on techniques of structural dynamic analysis, regardless of their field of application." The contents of the initial issue indicate many of the basic themes: Housner and Jennings on" The San Fernando, California, Earthquake"; Muto on "Dynamic Response of the KII Building to the San Fernando Earthquake"; Warburton and Higgs on "Vibration of Cylindrical Shells with Clamped Ends"; Penzien and Kaul on "Response of Offshore Towers to Strong Motion Earthquake"; Iyengar and Shinozuka on "Effects of Self-Weight and Vertical Acceleration on the Behavior of Tall Structures During Earthquakes"; Hisada, Ohmcri, and Bessho on "Earthquake-Design Considerations in Reinforced Concrete Columns"; and Johns, Britton, and Stoppard on" Increasing the Structural Damping of a Steel Chimney." Many readers of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America are certain to find much material of interest in the new Journal, and the SSA Editorial Committee is happy to welcome this new publication with best wishes for a long and distinguished career.

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Additional Information:© 1973 Seismological Society of America. Book review of: International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Baffins Lane, Chichester, Sussex, England.
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