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Engineering for Natural Disasters   Tags: earthquake, natural_disasters, seismic disasters, tornado, tsunami  

This guide is a collection of resources for applied engineering in times of natural disaster. This covers earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis.
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Selected Books on Natural Disasters

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Extreme environmental events : complexity in forecasting and early warning - Robert A. Meyers (ed.)
Call Number: GB5030 .E98 2011 (Science Library)
ISBN: 1441976965
Publication Date: 2011
Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth.

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Introduction to Emergency Management - George D. Haddow; Jane A. Bullock; Damon P. Coppola
Call Number: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781856179591
Publication Date: 2010-09-07

Learn about the discipline of emergency management as it has developed over the past six decades, including the rapid evolution of the field since the turn of the century.

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Nonlinear Water Waves with Applications to Wave-Current Interactions and Tsunamis - Adrian Constantin
Call Number: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781611971866
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
This overview of some of the main results and recent developments in nonlinear water waves presents fundamental aspects of the field and discusses several important topics of current research interest. The book is intended for mathematicians, physicists and engineers interested in the interplay between physical concepts and insights and the mathematical ideas and methods that are relevant to specific water-wave phenomena.

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Rising Waters - Samuel D. Brody; Wesley E. Highfield; Jung Eun Kang
Call Number: TC423 .B68 2011 (Young Library)
ISBN: 0521193214
Publication Date: 2011-03-31
Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans in 2005 confirmed what had been tacitly understood by local policy makers for a long time: that the problem of flooding is getting worse and that this presents a major risk to the health and safety of the American population.

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Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering - S. Rajasekaran
Call Number: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1845695186
Publication Date: 2009-05-30

This book discusses free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems and forced vibration of SDOF systems. It covers response to periodic dynamic loadings and impulse loads and two degrees of freedom linear system response methods and free vibration of multiple degrees of freedom. Topics include time history response by natural mode superposition, numerical solution methods for natural frequencies and mode shapes and differential quadrature, transformation, and Finite Element methods for vibration problems. The book also touches on earthquake ground motion, response spectra, and earthquake analysis of linear systems are discussed and provides worked examples in Mathematica and Matlab.



This guide is a collection of resources for preventative and responsive engineering in lieu of the recent worldwide natural disasters.  It contains a variety of resources from government, public and non-profit sources. 


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