Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Instructor: Fardis Michael N.
Course code: A16106
- Earthquake effects on concrete buildings.
- Force-based seismic design of buildings for controlled inelastic response in present day codes and its main instruments: capacity design and detailing of plastic hinge regions for ductility. The trade-off between strength and ductility.
- Overview of EN-Eurocode 8.
- Conceptual design of earthquake-resistant concrete buildings. Main features and conceptual design of frame, wall or dual (frame-wall) building.
- Conceptual design of building foundation systems for earthquake-resistance. Case histories of buildings with deficient structural configuration in past earthquakes.
- Cyclic behaviour of concrete, reinforcing bars and their interaction through bond and interface shear transfer.
- Cyclic behaviour of concrete beams, columns (including squat), walls and joints: experimental results and examples from past earthquakes.
- Quantification and modelling of the cyclic resistance and deformation capacity of concrete members in flexure, shear or flexure-shear combinations.
- Derivation of member detailing rules in Eurocode 8 for a target deformation capacity.
- Design of foundation systems and elements in earthquake-resistant buildings.