Earthquake Resistant Design Interactive
Getting Around

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How to Find What You Need

This site uses several forms of navigation aid to help you find the information you are looking for. First, the Contents navigation bar contains a list of course topics (click Course), as well as other useful resources and the site index.

The site index is a good place to start if you are looking for information on a specific topic. It is written in the familiar style of the textbook index, but its entries are hyperlinks which take you directly to the pertinent section of the course notes.

If you are looking for information about one of the broader course topics, click the link for that topic under Course, which will bring up an outline of the material covered in that section of the course notes. Each entry in the outline is a link that will take you to the desired section of notes.

If you are interested in learning about the topic as a whole, simply click Begin on the outline page, and then use the Next and Back buttons to step through the section in sequence.

The site also includes sources for more information, which can be found under Links in the Contents frame. This is where you want to go to get a tour of the Hayward Fault, check out the Exploratorium's site on earthquakes, or go seismo-surfing. A particularly valuable outside resource is the NiSEE web site, which contains a database of the abstracts from published literature in earthquake engineering, a database of images of structures and earthquake damage, and an exhastive listing of internet resources related to earthquake engineering.

Course information for CE 227 such as the syllabus and recommended reading list is located in Class Information under Course. Notes in pdf form for downloading and printing area also available.


How to Replay the Opening Page Animation

Just hit the back button on your browser to replay the greatly exaggerated motion of the San Fransisco skyline under a sizeable earthquake. Note that we are optimists and nothing collapses.