Seismic Design

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
4
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The objective of the course is that the student shall understand the description and characterization of seismic effects and consequences, shall be aware of the basic principles of vibration analysis, behaviour, analysis and design of single and multi degree of freedom elastic or elasto-plastic structural systems, simplified modelling techniques of structures, principles of design regulations and codes, behaviour and design methods of quasi-elastic and dissipative structures.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Competences

understands the sources of earthquakes, is aware of the properties characterizing the effects and consequences of earthquakes, knows the major parameters describing the seismic effects on structures,
is aware of the principles of vibration analysis and the basic parameters describing and influencing vibration of single and multi degree of freedom systems,
is aware of the elastic and design response spectra and the lateral force method,
knows the basic analysis procedures for seismic analysis of structures,
is aware of the regulation background of seismic design, principles and major regulations of standards,
is able to distinguish the concepts of quasi-elastic and dissipative design, understands the behaviour, analysis and design principles of dissipative structures, major standardized design methods,
computes vibration parameters (fundamental period, vibration modes) of single and multi degree of freedom systems, using manual or computer-aided numerical methods,
develop simplified equivalent modells of multi degree of freedom systems,
applies the lateral force method in practice,
applies the modal response spectrum analysis in practice,
is able to develop 3D numerical model for the seismic analysis of complex structural systems, completes the seismic analysis and the evaluation of its results,
completes the seismic analysis and design of quasi-elastic/dissipative building/bridge structures and their foundation according to the standards,
collaborates with the teacher and the student fellows in gaining knowledge,
is continuously gaining knowledge,
is open to the use of IT tools and equipments,
makes effort to understand and to use the tools of seismic analysis and design,
aims accuracy in his/her calculations/solutions,
aims understanding the criticism,
applies self-checking of his/her calcuations, corrects the mistakes,
completes seismic design in full accordance to the pirnicpal rules of standards and regulations,
is independent in problem statements and solutions,
in situations of group works, collaborates with his/her student fellows,
aims understanding the complexity, comprehensiveness of the problems and recognizing the synergies

Prerequisites

none

Duration

42 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

4

Validation mode

Continuous control

Maximum number of students

30

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Structural Engineering

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