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DME-801 Seismic Design Of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Campus MCE
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Seismic Design Of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Course Code DME-801
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes BE (Civil, Architecture, Construction Engineering & Management
Course Objectives Aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge and tools for choosing appropriate seismic design and analysis strategies for reinforced concrete structures.
Detail Content
  • Seismic Design Philosophies
    • Earthquake damage (buildings and bridges)
    • Design philosophy
    • Design codes; capacity design principles and design process
  • Seismic Response Fundamentals: Structural Dynamics
    • Design ground motions
    • Elastic dynamic response of structures
    • Elastic time history response of structures
    • Inelastic SDOF response
    • Inelastic material and geometric behavior
  • Seismic Modeling, Analysis and Conceptual Design
    • Determination of design forces
    • Plastic analysis
    • Performance-based design
    • Displacement-based design
  • Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
    • RC structures - Flexural and shear strength
    • RC structures - Columns demands and strength in buildings and bridges
    • RC structures – Member detailing
    • RC structures – Beam-column joints
  • Seismic design of structural walls
Text/Ref Books a. “Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings.” by Paulay T., and Priestly, M. J. N., John Willy & Sons, 1996.
b. “Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges.” by Priestly, M. J. N., Seible, F., and Calvi, G. M., John Willy & Sons, 1996.
c. “Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Application to Earthquake Engineering.” by Chopra, A. K. Prentice Hall, 2007.
d. “Ductile Design of Steel Structures.” by Bruneau, M., Uang, C. M., and Whittaker, A., McGraw Hill, 2007.
Time Schedule Spring 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Lt Col Dr Hassan Farooq PhD in Structural Engineering