Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures

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Course Brochure

Today the global outreach of civil engineering is expanding and throwing new challenges for designers and engineers. Designing safer and resilient infrastructures in earthquake prone areas is increasingly becoming a key skill. It’s therefore essential for the personnel to understand the implications of seismic actions. This course aims to highlight the important aspects in seismic design. Risk analysis of structures indicate the point of failure and help in taking steps to mitigate this hazard. Introduction to Eurocode 8, emphasises the considerations for earthquake resistant design that is capable of resisting catastrophic failure. Earthquakes dominate design of many structures, see for example Nuclear Power Plant safety related structures or critical infrastructures (hospital, bridges) in moderately seismic zones.

Different types of earthquake hazards [Linear spatial structures, ground failure induced damages, predominantly structure related damages, case studies of cascading failures such as Fukushima Daiichi NPP] will be studied. Based on best practice and code compliance, the focus will be on the parameters required for design and interpretation of the specialised PHSA analysis. General rules, seismic actions, Different types of analysis, Response Spectra Method will also be dealt with.

Who should attend?

Engineers and scientists involved in the design, operation and assessment of both onshore and offshore structures and their associated equipment. Personnel from oil companies, consultancy organisations, classification societies and certifying authorities will benefit from attending this course.

Registration Cost

Professionals: £750 (pounds sterling) + VAT (only for UK)

Next course:

Date:5-6 October 2017

Venue: Genoa, Italy - TBC