Seismic Design Isues

Lajos György Kopenetz 1 , Alíz Éva Máthé 1 ,  and Ferdinánd-Zsongor Gobesz 1
  • 1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Structural Mechanics, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Earthquake zones cover a significant part of our earth, therefore, when planning and designing residential areas, factories, or other human establishments, professionals have to take into account the seismic hazard of that area. The current earthquake standard in Romania is based on the European code. This paper presents, beside the most significant structural composition rules, the applicable methods that can be used to ensure sufficient load bearing requirements.

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