Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures Course

This two-half day afternoon course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of the analysis and design of structures subject to earthquake ground motions. The course is particularly useful for engineers who involve in the analysis and design of structures against seismic loads, the independent technical assessors who assess the validity of the design and analytical results and managers who run a team involving the analysis and design of such structures to enable them to validate the results using hand calculation.
The course briefly addresses some aspects of earthquake engineering and seismology follows an overview of the structural response and design criteria according to ASCE4, ACI 318 and ACI 349. The course will then focus on the evaluation of the dynamic characteristics of structures such as eigen values, eigen vectors and participation factors and illustrates how these can be evaluated using hand calculations and follow a full description of spectrum analysis, its application and illustrates how these can be evaluated using hand calculations. Finally, the course will then describe soil structure interaction (SSI), and how the soil frequency independent springs and dampers can be derived from soil frequency dependent springs and dashpots (Impedance Functions) manually obtained or using SSI programs, such as, CLASSI or SASSI.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date
03/07/2018 - 04/07/2018

13:30 - 18:00

£312 (members). £372 (non-members)

Room 307, Skempton Building, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ

Piroozan Aminossehe MSC CEng FIStructE.

Event Association
Independent Consultant

Event Contact
Piroozan Aminossehe

Event Contact Email

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Regional Group
North Thames

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