Seismic Design of Steel Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Spring 2014
Teacher(s):
ROBERTO T. LEON
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
26/05/2014 – 20/06/2014

Materials: mechanical properties and chemical composition; stress-strain relationship; and fractures. Buckling: column buckling; lateral torsional buckling; local buckling; stability functions; and frame buckling. Connections: bolted connections; welded connections; beam-to-column connections; beam and column splices; and plastic rotation capacity. Member Behavior: compression members; beams, columns, braces; and column bases; rotation capacity; and cyclic loading effects. Limit Analysis: virtual work; collapse mechanism; lower-bound theorem; upper-bound theorem; and yield surface and flow rule. Seismic Design: seismic design forces; strength and ductility; seismic force reduction; ductility requirements; collapse mechanism; moment frames; braced frames; composite actions; and energy consideration.