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Earthquake Engineering Abstracts

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of earthquake engineering and earthquake hazard mitigation. EEA currently comprises over 114,000 records (full citations and abstracts) from 1971 forward, plus several hundred earlier classic papers and reports. EEA includes approximately 52,000 journal articles -- indexes and abstracts of all major journals that publish significant earthquake engineering research; approximately 40,000 meeting abstracts -- proceedings of conferences and major meetings in earthquake engineering research, and approximately 22,000 research reports' abstracts -- abstracts of research monographs and technical reports including Earthquake Engineering Research Center Reports and Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Reports.

Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
    • Performance-based seismic engineering
    • Disaster planning
    • Earthquake resistant design and analysis
    • Engineering seismology
    • Risk and reliability seismic engineering
    • Soil dynamics
    • Structural dynamics

Dates of Coverage
    Approximately 1971-current. The oldest record in the database has a publication date of 1890; about 50% of its records have publication dates of 1992 or later.
Update Frequency
    Once a month. Approximately 7,500 new records are added per year.
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
    The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file.
    University of California, Berkeley
    National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    The Third U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, 16-18 August 2001, Seattle, Washington
    SO: Source
    Berkeley: Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, July 2002. 443 pp.
    PY: Publication Year
    PB: Publisher
    Berkeley: Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California

    Other Numbers
    callno 400/P33/2002-02



    AB: Abstract
    Vegetation and other roughness elements distributed across a surface can provide significant protection against wind erosion by extracting momentum from the flow and thereby reducing the shear stress acting at the surface. A theoretical model has previously been presented to specify the partition of drag forces for rough surfaces and to predict required vegetation density to suppress wind erosion. However, the model parameters have not yet been constrained and the predictive capacity of the model has remained uncertain. A wind-tunnel study was conducted to measure the drag partition for a range of roughness densities and to parameterise the model in order to improve its range of potential applicability. The drag forces acting on both an array of roughness elements and the intervening surface were measured independently and simultaneously using new drag balance instrumentation. A detailed measure of the spatial heterogeneity of surface shear stresses was also made using Irwin sensors. The data agreed well with previous results and confirmed the general form of the model. Analysis of the drag partition confirmed the parameter definition beta = C(R)/C(S) (where C(R) and C(S) are roughness element and surface drag coefficients, respectively) and a constant proportional difference between the mean and maximum surface shear stress was found. The results of this experiment suggest that the definition for m, the surface shear stress inhomogeneity parameter, should be revised, although the theoretical and physical reasons for including this parameter in the model appear to be valid. Best-fit values for m ranged from 0.53 to 0.58. (Author)
    LA: Language
    PT: Publication Type
    DE: Descriptors
    U.s.-japan Workshop On Performance-based Earthquake Engineering Methodology For Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, Third, 2001; U.s.-japan Workshop On Performance-based Earthquake Engineering Methodology For Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, 3rd, 2001; United States; U.s.-japan Cooperative Research; Japan; Research; California, Univ. Of, Berkeley; Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (peer); Reinforced Concrete Frames; Performance-based Engineering; Reinforced Concrete Structures; Conferences; Performance-based Design; Conference Proceedings
    UD: Update
    AN: Accession Number
    1278635 (EQ)
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract KW = Keywords
    AN = Accession Number LA = Language
    AU = Author NT = Notes
    CF = Conference NU = Other Numbers
    DE = Descriptors PB = Publisher
    IB = ISBN PT = Publication Type
    IS = ISSN PY = Publication Year
    JI = Journal Issue SO = Source
    JN = Journal Name TI = Title
    JV = Journal Volume UD = Update