Performance-Based Structural and Seismic Design of Buildings and Bridges
This course covers performance-based structural and seismic design (PBSSD) for buildings and bridges. The course will begin with brief reviewing and critical discussion on conventional code-based seismic design followed by the development of the concept and applicability of this new alternative and advanced PBSSD. Computer methods in linear dynamic, nonlinear static, and dynamic analyses will be surveyed and discussed as primary tools in PBSSD. Ample case studies from real-world projects are carried out throughout the course. These case studies include the PBSSD of special structures, tall buildings, and those that building code-based design is not applicable.
[(CAE 529 with min. grade of C)]