Seismic Design of Steel Structures


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Learning Objective:


Design of steel buildings for earthquake resistance. Topics include: (i) behavior of various steel systems subjected to earthquake ground motions, (ii) seismic design of these systems following current design criteria, (iii) analysis for design and for performance evaluation, (iv) repair, rehabilitation, and retrofit of existing or earthquake damaged buildings, and (v) current research on innovative steel systems. Systems emphasized include moment resistant frames, braced frames, and composite frames. Component and connection design are presented in detail.

Topics Covered:

WEEK 1-3: Introduction to Nonlinear Inelastic Behavior, Seismic Design Philosophy, AISC Provisions
WEEK 4-5: Seismic Design of Moment Resisting Frames and Various Pre-qualified Connections
WEEK 5-7: Seismic Design of Concentric, Eccentric, and Buckling Restrained Braced Frames
WEEK 8-10: Seismic Design of Steel and Composite Plate Shear Walls and Coupled Wall Systems
WEEK 11-2: Performance-based Design and Evaluation of Seismic Response
WEEK 13-14: Performance Evaluation using Linear and Nonlinear Procedures
WEEK 15-16: Student Project Presentations


Prerequisite: CE 591. Pre or Co requisite: CE571. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites.

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Homework may be assigned periodically.


There will be an individual course project (two project reports need to be submitted).


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