Earthquake Engineering and Structural Design

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. J. Schwarz (EDAC) & Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Abrahamczyk

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Design focuses on the tasks of earthquake engineering, natural hazard and risk determining parameters. Emphasis is placed on processing input data; realization of design decision for structures of different building types and risk potential; application of modern building codes and design concepts; development of earthquake resistant structures and evaluation of structural design.

Project Azure III | RC type structures in earthquake regions

AZURE III introduces advanced requests in the field of earthquake engineering starting with the study of regional code requirements and its application to reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Within the project framework, structural capacity and performance objectives for different levels of seismic action are evaluated using state of the art techniques and modern software. After the project, students will be able to perform static and dynamic analysis of RC structures by using the software applied in part of the project independently. Different model assumptions (e.g. material parameters, geometry) and structural layouts (e.g. bare frame, infilled frame, soft-story) are considered. The influence of analysis assumptions on overall structural behavior is evaluated by considering linear, nonlinear, static and dynamic analysis procedures. 

ECTS / Credit Points: 6 ECTS / 4 SWS

Language: English