STEEL CONSTRUCTIONS IN SEISMIC AREAS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this course is to provide the scientific and technical knowledge for the design of structures for earthquake resistance.
The knowledge of the following instructions are supposed to be essential: Tecnica delle Costruzioni AB, Dinamica delle Strutture.
Course contents summary
1 Code prescriptions.
2 Preliminary concepts of seismology.
2.1 – Seismology applied to civili engineering.
2.2 – Seismic zones.
3 Seismic action.
3.1 – Response spectrum.
3.2 – Combination of the seismic action with other actions.
4 Characteristics of earthquake resistant buildings.
4.1 – Basic principles.
4.2 – Criteria for structural regularity.
5 Structural analisys.
5.1 - Modelling.
5.3 –Methods of linear and non linear analysis of structures.
6 Design of reinforced concrete buildings.
6.1 – Design concepts.
6.2 - Materials.
6.3 –Structural types.
6.4 –Design criteria..
6.6 –Design and detailing of primary and secondary seismic elements.
7 Design of precast concrete structures.
7.1 - Structural types.
7.2 –Connections of precast elements.
8 Design of steel structures.
8.1 – Design concepts.
8.2 – Materials.
8.3 - Structural types.
9. Design of masonry structures.
9.1 – Materials.
9.2 – Structural types.
9.3 – Structural analysis.
9.4 –Rules for “simple masonry buildings”.
10 Structural modelling for finite element analysis of structures.
T.Paulay, M.J.N. Priestley, "Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings",
J.Wiley, 1992 D.J. Dowrick, "Earthquake Resistant Design for Engineers and Architets",
J. Wiley, 1987 M. Wakabayashi, "Progettazione di Strutture Antisismiche", Mc Graw Hill, 1989
Castellani A. et altri , Costruzioni in Zona Sismica, MASSON libri Ed, Milano
Eurocodice 2 (UNI ENV 1992-1-1), Progettazione delle strutture in calcestruzzo ¿ Parte 1-1 ¿ Regole generali e regole per gli edifici.
Eurocodice 8 (prEN 1998-1:2003), Design for structures for earthquakes resistance ¿ Part 1 ¿ General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings, Final Draft.
Petrini L., Pinho R. e Calvi G.M. , Criteri di Progettazione Antisismica degli Edifici, RELIUS, Collana di manuali di progettazione antisismica, Manuale 1, IUSS Press, Pavia.
The students has to realise a design of a building made of reinforced concrete, or steel, or masonry. The examination consists into the design discussion and into an oral examination where the knowledge of the course topics will be checked.
E1 Design of a reinforced concrete building.
E2 Design of a precast reinforced concrete building.
E3 Design of a steel building.
E4 Design of a masonry building.