EQ-522 Performance Based Seismic Design

















Mechanics of earthquakes and strong ground motion characteristics, response spectra and seismic response of elastic and inelastic systems, mechanical behaviour of structural members under earthquake excitations, seismic design philosophies, philosophy of seismic design for reinforced concrete structures, building code procedures for seismic design, advantages of performance-based seismic design, seismic performance levels, measures of seismic performance, seismic hazard, performance objectives, general approaches for estimating deformation capacity of the structures, response spectra, fundamental consideration of direct displacement-based design, analysis tools for direct displacement-based design, framed buildings, dual wall-frame buildings, masonry buildings, structures with isolation and added damping, pushover analysis.

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