Seismic-Resistant Steel Buildings

Seismic-Resistant Steel Buildings
Background and development of UBC seismic provisions; design of ductile braced frames and steel moment resisting frames; design of diaphragms and collectors.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCE EN 421; or equivalent.
 ProgramsContaining CE EN 521
Course Outcomes

Lateral Load Paths

1. Students will understand lateral load paths in buildings and be able to compute forces in diaphragms, collectors, and frames.

Theory and Design

2. Students will understand the theory behind modern seismic provisions for buildings.

Frame Design

3. Students will be able to appropriately size and detail members in special moment resisting frames (SMRFs), special concentrically braced frames (SCBFs), and buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs).

Analysis Tools

4. Students will know how to use modern analysis tools to analyze buildings under earthquake loading.