Continuing Education


Night School 16

Seismic Design in Steel - Concepts and Examples

Based the the 2010 AISC Seisimic Provision and Seismic Design Manual, 2nd Ed.

This course is intended to provide engineers with guidance so that they are ready to apply the AISC seismic design requirements correctly and efficiently on typical projects in regions of moderate or high seismicity. It also includes a long design example that provides more specific guidance on the application to the design of a low-rise building. The example will be extrapolated from the Seismic Design Manual.

  • Date: 2/5/2018 to 4/16/2018
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • Location: Night School
  • PDH Credits: 1.5 PDH per session (up to 12.0 PDH)
  • Connection Instructions: Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your receipt, a link to access the webinar, dial-in audio instructions, and a link to a PDF handout of slides.

Sessions

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session 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
Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of moment-frame intended behavior and source of inelastic drift.
  • Presentation of moment-frame analysis issues.
  • Discussion of moment-frame connection testing and lessons learned after the Northridge earthquake.
  • Treatment of connection design
  • Discussion of member stability
Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of braced-frame configurations.
  • Discussion of behavior of braced frames in earthquakes and in testing.
  • Detailed treatment of brace behavior in tension and compression.
  • Overview of configuration-related issues
  • Discussion of the behavior of beam-column-gusset connection assemblies at large drifts and related design approaches.
  • Treatment of design issues for gusset plates and connection analysis
Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of the formal relationship of codes in the US.
  • Explanation of the basic concepts employed in code- seismic design, such as seismic design category, maximum considered earthquake, importance factor, etc.
  • Explanation of general analysis and design requirements.
  • Discussion of detailed systems (designed using the AISC Seismic Provisions) and non-detailed systems (designed using only the AISC Specification).
  • Treatment of wind-vs.-seismic comparison issues.
  • Discussion of irregularities
  • Discussion of issues related to base plates
  • Discussion of issues related to diaphragms, including the alternative design procedures in ASCE 7 2016
Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of design example steps
  • System selection
  • Configuration selection
  • Base-shear determination, including  wind vs seismic comparison
  • Determination of Irregularities
  • Presentation of load combinations, including determination of redundancy and identifying load combination extents (i.e., which elements get Omegified)
Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

Analysis

  • Review of analysis types and applicability
  • Presentation of structural model, including moment releases and effective stiffness
  • Discussion of second-order effects in the analysis
  • Presentation of drift calculation and check

Diaphragms

  • Determination of building-analysis forces, including via semi-rigid diaphragm modeling
  • Discussion of capacity-design forces
  • Design of members at diaphragm openings
Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of system/connection selection and prequalification issues
  • Presentation of frame analysis
  • Presentation of beam design
  • Presentation of column design
  • Presentation of connection design
  • Presentation of base-plate  design

Session 8: Application - Braced Frames

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Review of configuration-related issues, including load combinations and special checks
  • Presentation of brace design
  • Presentation of capacity design-analysis methods
  • Presentation of beam design
  • Presentation of column design
  • Presentation of connection design at column
  • Presentation of chevron connection design
  • Presentation of base-plate  design

Speaker

Rafael Sabelli

Rafael Sabelli, SE

Rafael is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore.

Registration

Price Info

Individual Live Sessions

$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155  Student/Faculty
$155  Government Employee

Prices are per webinar.  Registration includes certificates for an unlimited number of people at one connection site.

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8-Session Package

$500  Member
$900  Non-member
$250  Student/Faculty
$500  Government Employee

Prices include all 8 webinars.  Registration includes a certificate for the registrant only.

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Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.

 

Quiz and Attendance records

Quiz Answers

View answers to Night School 16 quizzes.

Quiz 1: 1. b, 2. c, 3. c, 4. d, 5. b, 6. d, 7. f, 8. b, 9. b, 10. c Quiz PDF
Quiz 2: 1. a, 2. b, 3. d, 4. a, 5. e, 6. d, 7. c, 8. b, 9. c, 10. e Quiz PDF
Quiz 3: 1. b, 2. b, 3. a, 4. e, 5. f, 6. c, 7. g, 8. c, 9. c, 10. d Quiz PDF
Quiz 4: 1. d, 2. a, 3. f, 4. c, 5. b, 6. c, 7. d, 8. e, 9. a, 10. a Quiz PDF
Quiz 5: 1. a, 2. e, 3. a, 4. b, 5. b, 6. c, 7. a, 8. d, 9. b, 10. b Quiz PDF
Quiz 6: 1. g, 2. a, 3. d, 4. a, 5. c, 6. c, 7. b, 8. b, 9. d, 10. a Quiz PDF
Quiz 7: 1. f, 2. b, 3. e, 4. d, 5. c, 6. d, 7. f, 8. b, 9. c, 10. a Quiz PDF
Quiz 8: 1. c, 2. c, 3. d, 4. b, 5. b, 6. c, 7. c, 8. a, 9. f, 10. b Quiz PDF
Final Exam: 1. a, 2. a, 3. c, 4. b, 5. a, 6. d, 7. b, 8. d, 9. e, 10. e, 11. h, 12. a, 13. b, 14. f, 15. b, 16. a, 17. c, 18. a, 19. a, 20. f, 21. g, 22. f, 23. a, 24. a Quiz PDF

 

  
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

  

Attendance and Quiz Scores

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