EQE 630 – Earthquake Response Analysis of Structures II

COURSE NO AND TITLE : EQE 630 – Earthquake Response Analysis of Structures II

INSTRUCTORProf. Dr. Sinan Akkar

COURSE OBJECTIVES : The objective of the course is to present theoretical and practical aspects of performance-based assessment and design, including traditional and advanced forms of pushover analysis and nonlinear response history analysis in the time domain.
 
COURSE CONTENT : 
  1. Main concepts in Performance Based Earthquake Engineering (1 week)
  2. Nonlinear response analysis of structures (9 weeks)
  • Nonlinear behaviour at material and component levels
  • Nonlinear Response Analysis of SDOF Systems
  • Nonlinear Response Analysis of MDOF Systems
    • Pushover Analysis
    • Nonlinear Response History Analysis
  1. Framework of performance based earthquake engineering (PBEE) (4 weeks)
  • Classical code approach
  • State-of-the-art probabilistic concepts implemented in PBEE
 
PREREQUISITES : EQE 530 or a similar course on Structural Dynamics.
 
DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 12 weeks, 3 hours per week
 

ASSIGNMENTS:  Assignments will contain the following topics

  • Nonlinear response analysis of SDOF systems
  • Nonlinear response analysis of MDOF systems (Pushover and response history analyses of 2D buildings)
  • Main tools used in classical and state-of-the art PBEE implementation
 
GRADING BASIS : 

Grading will be based on the assignments and the term project. The students may be required to make presentations as part of their assignments and term project.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic conduct of MS Office software. Familiarity to a computer programming language (e.g., Matlab) would be beneficial. Familiarity to some structural analysis programs (e.g., SAP2000) would also be beneficial.  

REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS : 
(optional) course notes will be provided.
 
Chopra, A.K. “Dynamics of Structures, Prentice Hall