Seismic Analysis and Design of Steel Building Structures

IUSS Pavia
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Spring 2002
Date (from - to):
19/06/2002 – 22/07/2002

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.

Suggested readings:

  • Neal, B. G. (1977): The Plastic Method o Structural Analysis, Third Edition, Champan and Hall.
  • Salmon, C. G. and Johnson, J. E. (1996): Steel Structures - Design and Behavior, Fourth Edition, Harper Collins.
  • Galambos, T. V. (editor) (1998): Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Any basic reference on basics of Earthquake engineering, Structural mechanics, Structural dynamics, and Seismic design.