Seismic Reliability Analysis of Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Winter 2005
Teacher(s):
PAOLO EMILIO PINTO
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
11/01/2005 – 03/02/2005

The course aims at providing the students with the capability of performing seismic risk analyses for realistic structures, a task that they might be increasingly called to face in the actual profession in the coming years. Propedeutic to the goal of the course are a thorough introduction to the basic concepts and rules of probability theory, and of the methods of time-invariant structural reliability, and, finally, a certain familiarity with the criteria for selecting and using earthquake records. In the last week the course introduces the students to the field of random processes and vibrations, as a prerequisite to presenting on-going research, and giving them the tools to understand future developments in the field.

Suggested readings:

  • P.E. Pinto, R. Giannini, P. Franchin (2004) Seismic reliability analysis of structures, IUSS Press.