Today the global outreach of structural engineering is increasing vastly, with more and more designers and engineers operating in natural disaster prone areas. It’s therefore essential for the personnel to understand the implications of seismic actions. This course aims to instruct the important aspects in seismic design. Risk analysis of structures indicate the point of failure and help in taking steps to mitigate this hazard. Introduction to Eurocode 8, emphasises the considerations for earthquake resistant design that is capable of resisting catastrophic failure. Earthquakes dominate design of many structures, see for example Nuclear Power Plant safety related structures or critical infrastructures (hospital, bridges) in moderately seismic zones.
Different types of earthquake hazards (linear spatial structures, ground failure induced damages, predominantly structure related damages, case studies of cascading failures such as Fukushima Daiichi NPP) will be studied. Based on best practice and code complaint, the focus will be on the parameters required for design and interpretation of the specialised PHSA analysis. General rules, seismic actions, different types of analysis, Response Spectra Method will also be dealt with.
This event is organised by ASRANet Ltd. Further information can be obtained from the course webpage. This event is not organised by, or in any way affiliated with, SECED.