Course Description :

Analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures for seismic load effects. Fundamental principles of earthquake engineering, as rooted in seismic hazard analysis, inelastic behavior, and dynamic response. Application of these principles to the design and detailing of reinforced concrete and structural steel buildings. Building code requirements for seismic loading and seismic resistant design.

Having successfully completed this course the student will be able to:

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Develop appropriate ground motions and response spectra for a building site.
  • Develop equivalent static loads for use in structural analysis.
  • Apply modern building code procedures for static or dynamic analysis of structures.
  • Select an appropriate seismic resistant system in steel or reinforced concrete.
  • Determine design forces and displacements in a particular structure and correlate these quantities with code-based performance requirements.
  • Detail elements and connections of steel and reinforced concrete structures to provide adequate seismic performance.
Course Prerequisite :
CEE 3424, 3434, 5464
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :
Course Comment :
This course will next be taught in Spring 2008. It is scheduled to be taught on an every-other-spring basis.