101-0189-00L  Seismic Design of Structures II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersB. Stojadinovic
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 18.
All students go on a waiting list. Final registration based on an application letter (information given in the first lecture). Priority will be given to students who completed Seismic Design of Structures I (101-0188-00 G) and are in the primary target group (majoring in Structural Engineering and/or doing project-based coursework for other majors).



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
101-0189-00 GSeismic Design of Structures II2 hrs
Thu15:45-17:30HIL E 6 »
B. Stojadinovic

Catalogue data

AbstractIn this course the students will learn how to do performance-based seismic design of building structures. This is a project-based course. The students will, in parallel, acquire the basis knowledge about the seismic behavior and non-linear response modeling of structures, and apply this knowledge in a project focused on design of a new building structure.
ObjectiveAfter successfully completing this course, the students will be able to:
1. Model and explain the seismic behavior of new structures with moment frame, braced frame and shear wall structural systems.
2. Evaluate the performance of new structures under earthquake loading using modern risk-informed performance assessment methods and analysis tools.
3. Use the knowledge of nonlinear dynamic response of structures to interpret the design code provisions and apply it in seismic design of structural systems.
4. Successfully design such systems to achieve the performance objectives stipulated by the design codes
ContentThis course completes the series of courses on dynamic analysis and seismic design of structures at ETHZ. Building on the material covered in Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design of Structures I, the following advanced topics will be covered in this course: 1) behavior and non-linear response modeling of structural systems under earthquake excitation; 2) displacement-based inelastic design of new building structures; 3) seismic design of moment frame, braced frame and shear wall structures; These topics will be discussed from the standpoint of risk-informed performance-based seismic design.
Lecture notesMoodle is used to manage the course learning material. These include the lecture presentations, additional reading, exercise problems and solutions, example models of structures in OpenSees system for earthquake engineering simulation, and example designs. Lectures are streamed and recorded using the ETH Video Portal.
LiteratureDesign of Reinforced Concrete Buildings for Seismic Performance: Practical Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches (1st ed.). Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., & Vamvatsikos, D. (2019). CRC Press. Link

Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 5th edition, 2017/2020, Chopra, A. Prentice Hall, Link

Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-Based Engineering, Borzorgnia, Y. and Bertero, V. Eds., CRC Press, 2004

Erdbebensicherung von Bauwerken, 2nd edition, Bachmann, H. Birkhäuser, Basel, 2002
Prerequisites / NoticeETH Seismic Design of Structures I course, or equivalent. Students are expected to understand the seismological nature of earthquakes, to characterize the ground motion excitation, to analyze the response of elastic single- and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems to earthquake excitation, to use the concept of response and design spectrum, to compute the equivalent seismic loads on simple structures, and to perform code-based seismic design of simple structures. Familiarity with structural analysis software, such as SAP2000 or OpenSees, and general-purpose software, such as Python and Matlab, is expected.

Number of participants limited to 18. All students
go on a waiting list. Final registration based on an
application letter (information given in the first
lecture). Priority will be given to students who
completed Seismic Design of Structures I
(101-0188-00 G) and are in the primary target
group (majoring in Structural Engineering and/or
doing project-based coursework for other majors).
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersB. Stojadinovic
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationStudent performance will be assessed based on the completion of the following mandatory tasks:
* 40% Submitted project report;
* 30% Final oral presentation and defense of the project (30 minutes per project);
* 20% Interim oral presentation of the project (15 minutes per project).
* 10% Several Moodle quizes offered during the semester to test individual knowledge of the lecture material (about 30 minutes per quiz).

Project assignments focused on performance-based seismic design of a new building will be handed out in the third semester week. The first interim presentation will be in the eight semester week. The final presentation will be in the last week of the semester. The final report will be due at the last day of the semester. Students may work on the project alone, or in groups no larger than two people.

Learning materials

 
LiteratureBachmann: Erdbebensicherung von Bauwerken
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Waiting listuntil 06.10.2022
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 22.09.2022

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Structural EngineeringWInformation