Walter Salazar

Catholic University of El Salvador 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 about sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and international conferences. In 2011, he received a Distinguished Salvadoran National Award. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and is currently a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Catholic University of El Salvador.

Walter Salazar

2books edited

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Earthquakes - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications is a compilation of nine chapters covering aspects of tectonics, seismicity, earthquake forecasting, geotechnical engineering, and buildings. It presents state-of-the-art techniques for calculating moment tensors, rupture inversions, and hypocentral locations. It also presents methodologies to test probabilistic earthquake distributions on clustered and declustered catalogs and improves on classical methodologies to estimate bearing capacity and slope stability analysis. The final section discusses the structural behavior of vernacular and modern structures in the nonlinear range and the consequences of modifying the original structural system of a building.

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