Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2005
Teacher(s):
MICHAEL N. FARDIS
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
14/11/2005 – 09/12/2005
The course will introduce and compare current (force-based) and developing (displacement-based, or performance-based) seismic design philosophies. Capacity design principles, necessary to ensure a satisfactory and dependable hierarchy of ductile inelastic actions will be introduced. Conceptual design, detailing, linear and non linear analysis of buildings will be discussed. Specific design examples related to multi-story buildings will be considered in design projects. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of ultimate strength characteristics of reinforced concrete, fundamentals of structural dynamics of multi-degree-of-freedom systems, basic understanding of seismic response including response spectrum analyses.

Suggested readings:

- R.W. Clough and J. Penzien, (1993): Dynamic of structures, Parts IV and V. Mc Graw-Hill International Editions, or equivalent. - T. Paulay and M.J.N. Priestley, (1992): Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buidings, John Wiley, Ch. 1-3. - CEN, Eurocode 8 - Design provisions for earthquake resistance of structures - Part 1.1-1.3, ENV 1988, 1995.