Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 1): Introduction to Effective Seismic Design (R1)
This 8-part course is intended to provide engineers with guidance on applying the AISC seismic design requirements, correctly and efficiently, on typical projects in regions of moderate or high seismicity. Parts 1-4 focus on seismic design concepts. Parts 5-8 go through four distinct parts of a seismic design example for a low-rise building.
Part 1 includes:
- Discussion of earthquakes as a significant load case
- Review of structural dynamics as related to seismic response
- Review of response spectrum as a way to characterize seismic demand
- Review of the benefits of system ductility
- Review of steel ductility and how it can be used to create system ductility
- Review of steel lateral systems
This course is based on a past AISC Live Webinar series and Night School program.
You must purchase and pass a quiz to receive a PDH certificate for this course.
You can find other parts of this course at the following links: Part 2: Seismic Design Concepts -- Moment Frames; Part 3: Seismic Design Concepts -- Braced Frames; Part 4: Seismic Design Concepts -- Buildings; Part 5: Application -- Design Example Setup; Part 6: Application -- Building Analysis/Diaphragms; Part 7: Application -- Moment Frames; Part 8: Application -- Braced Frames.
- Date: 2/5/2018
- PDH Credits: 1.5
Rafael Sabelli, SE