SMA60 Design of Seismic-Resistant Structures

Module code: SMA60


ECTS Credit Points:
20

Module Type:
Compulsory


Year:
1st

Language: Greek

Module general description:

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Basic principles for seismic design of reinforced concrete structures. Capacity design for bending and shear. Methods of analysis and design. Greek, European (2 and 8), American, Japanese and New Zealand seismic codes. Reinforced concrete members (beams, columns) under cyclic loading in compression, bending and shear deformation and their strength. Seismic behaviour and design of reinforced concrete building frames. Details of steel reinforcement. Design of foundations.

Seismic Design of Steel Structures
Mechanical properties of steel. Mechanical behaviour of steel beams and columns under monotonic and cyclic loading. Behaviour of connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. Methods of global analysis (elastic and inelastic) under static and dynamic loads. Seismic design of steel structures according to Greek and European (3 and 8) codes. Capacity design. Ductility factor and behaviour factor. Typology of steel structures. Effect of global stability. Influence of diaphragms, semi-rigid connections and axial compressive forces. Design of foundations. Examples of seismic design of steel framed structures.

Composite Structures
Basic principles in the seismic design of composite structures (made of reinforced concrete and steel). The shear connectors. Composite beams and plates. Simply supported beams and plates. Continuous beams and plates. Composite columns. Seismic design of composite beams and plates. Connections. Description and application of Eurocodes 4 and 8.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of the module, students will be able to,
1. Understand the basic principles for the seismic design of reinforced concrete structures.
2. Understand the basic characteristics of the behaviour of reinforced concrete members under cyclic forces and displacements.
3. Know basic principles for the proper planning of earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete structures.
4. Determine proper detailing for reinforced concrete members under cyclic loading.
5. Understand the basic principles for the seismic design of steel structures.
6. Know the mechanical characteristics of steel, steel beams, columns and connections under cyclic loading.
7. Apply proper detailing rules for different types of steel structures under cyclic loading.
8. Explain 2nd order effects in the seismic response of steel structures.
9. Understand the role of diaphragms, semi-rigid connections, axial forces and foundations in the seismic response of steel structures.
10. Understand the basic principles for the seismic design of steel-concrete composite structures.
11. Explain the role of shear connection in composite structures.
12. Design composite beams, slabs and columns.

Subjects covered:
1. Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
2. Seismic Design of Steel Structures
3. Seismic Design of Composite Structures

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed
here.

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of five written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available
here.