Fundamentals of Seismic Design and DDBD
- ROSE School
- EE - Earthquake Engineering
- Spring 2008
- TIMOTHY SULLIVAN
- Date (from - to):
- 11/02/2008 – 07/03/2008
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. Specific design examples related to multi-story buildings and multi-degree-of freedom bridges 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, hysteretic damping etc.
-Clough and Penzien, "Dynamics of Structures" or equivalent. -Paulay and Priestley, "Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buidings", Ch. 1-3. -Priestley, Seible and Calvi, "Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges", Ch. 1-3.