ASEISMIC DESIGN OF BUILDING STRUCTURES

Second cycle degree in INGEGNERIA CIVILE (Ord. 2010) (discontinued)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: FRANCESCA DA PORTO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Structural Desing I and II
Examination methods: Practical test: aseismic design and verification of buildings.
Course unit contents: -Seismic risk. Definition of hazard: origin, intensity and classification of earthquakes; site effects; induced and activated seismicity. Definition of exposure, costs and malfunctioning related to damage to non-structural components (infill walls, false ceiling, installation, art objects, etc). Seismic vulnerability of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings, in relation to damage observed in recent earthquakes. General criteria for aseismic design and modelling of structures. Seismic action and buildings performance related to code prescribed limit states. Diplacement-Based Design and Assessment. Criteria for the classification of seismic vulnerability of buildings to the aim of seismic risk assessment.
- Example of design of RC buildings: frame and wall-system structures; comparison between methods of analysis; capacity design of elements, construction details.
- Example of design of load-bearing masonry buildings: comparison between un-reinforced and reinforced masonry buildings; comparison between static linear and static non-linear analyses.
- Seismic vulnerability assessment, inspection on structures, improvement/upgrading interventions on existing buildings. Code approach to existing buildings, knowledge levels and confidence factors. Strengthening techniques and verification methods for RC and masonry buildings with traditional and innovative materials ( FRP, FRG, SRG, TRM…).
-Introduction to the dynamics of base-isolation systems. Aseismic devices: seismic isolation and dissipative systems. Example of design of buildings with base isolation. Seismic protection of the contents (objects and installations).
- Numerical methods for static and dynamic analysis of structures and applications with software codes. Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) for applications to structural engineering and aseismic design.