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 hazards 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. Within the integrated course project, structural capacity and performance objectives for different levels of seismic action are evaluated using state of the art techniques and modern software. 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