CIVIL-522 / 6 credits

Teacher(s): Lignos Dimitrios, Saloustros Savvas, Vanin Francesco

Language: English


Summary

This course deals with the main aspects of seismic design and assessment of buildings including conceptual design. It covers different structural design and evaluation philosophies for new and existing reinforced concrete, steel and unreinforced masonry buildings.

Content

Keywords

Seismic design and assessment of buildings, reinforced concrete buildings, steel buildings, unreinforced masonry buildings, seismicity, supplemental damping, seismic retrofit.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Dynamics of structures (CIVIL-468)
  • Reinforced concrete structures (CIVIL-323)
  • Design of steel structures (CIVIL-235)
  • Statics I (CIVIL-124), Structural mechanics (for GC) (CIVIL-238), Continuum mechanics (CIVIL-225), Statics II (CIVIL-224)

Recommended courses

  • Structural dynamics
  • Design of reinforced concrete structures
  • Analysis of isostatic and hyperstatic systems

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain the effects of an earthquake on buildings
  • Design wall-type structures (RC and URM) for earthquakes
  • Design steel frames for earthquakes
  • Manage and Know about seismic assesment frameworks
  • Propose seismic retrofit solutions

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises

Expected student activities

  • Solution of assignments
  • Active participation in case studies (in-class exercises)

Assessment methods

  • Assignments
  • Midterm exam (written)
  • Final exam (written)

Resources

Bibliography

  • Slides, scientific papers and book excerpts are shared through moodle
  • Video recordings of courses from previous years

Recommended reading:

  • Michel Bruneau, Chia-Ming Uang, and Rafael Sabelli "Ductile design of steel structures", McGraw-Hill Education, 2011. http://www.michelbruneau.com/DuctileDesign.htm
  • Edmund Booth "Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings", Thomas Telford, 3rd edition, 2014.
  • Pierino Lestuzzi, Marc Badoux "Génie parasismique", Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2008.
  • Pierino Lestuzzi, Marc Badoux "Evaluation parasismique des constructions existantes", Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2013.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

  • Nonlinear analysis of structures (CIVIL-449)
  • Master projects in seismic engineering

 


 


 

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Seismic engineering
  • Lecture: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Seismic engineering
  • Lecture: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10GRA331    
10-11CM1106   
11-12    
12-13     
13-14 CM1106   
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 9h - 11h: Lecture GRA331

Tuesday, 10h - 12h: Lecture CM1106

Tuesday, 13h - 15h: Exercise, TP CM1106