Walter Salazar

Catholic University of El Salvador

Dr. Walter Salazar is a structural civil engineer who obtained a doctoral degree in Engineering Seismology from the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2004. Dr. Salazar has been active in site-effects and seismic hazard research, producing several peer-reviewed maps for El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Eastern Caribbean. He has published sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and international conferences. In 2011, he received a Distinguished Salvadoran National Award. He is a peer reviewer for several scientific journals. Currently, Dr. Salazar is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Catholic University of El Salvador

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Earthquakes - From Tectonics to Buildings is a compilation of eight chapters that explain tectonics and seismicity. The book presents state-of-the-art techniques for calculating ground motion amplification due to sediments above the engineering bedrock employing strong-motion recordings and microtremor data. It also explains liquefaction phenomena through interpretive structural modeling techniques. Finally, the book presents pile foundations’ seismic behavior on liquefiable soils and remedial countermeasures against earthquake attacks.

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