The course aims to provide the basic knowledge for disaster prevention of building structures through previous earthquake, tsunami or fire damage. History of design concept and concept of performance based design of building structures and members are also discussed. Past seismic damage of building structures is introduced and the cause of damage is discussed. The instructor explains the damage resilient structures by focusing on reinforced concrete building structures.
Students learn the concept of damage resilient structural design through history of earthquake/tsunami/fire damage and development of design codes. The performance based design method is discussed using reinforced concrete members and buildings.
earthquake,tsunami, fire, structural damage, ductility, performance based design, shear design of RC members
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The instructor gives lectures with some interaction with students. Solutions to the homeworks are discussed in the beginning of each class to review the recent lectures. Then new topics are introduced for the rest of the class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||History of seismic design||Earthquake shaking damage to buildings in different countries|
|Class 2||History of Tsunami damage||Tsunami damage to buildings in different countries|
|Class 3||History of Fire damage||Fire damage to buildings in different countries|
|Class 4||Performance assessment and structural analysis||Differences of various design methods|
|Class 5||Effects of material properties on the seismic performance of members and buildings||Evaluation of seismic performance of buildings|
|Class 6||Prevention of brittle failure of members ①||Shear resisting mechanism of RC members|
|Class 7||Prevention of brittle failure of members ②||Shear capacity of RC members|
|Class 8||Ductility of members||Ductility of members and prevention of brittle failure|
|Class 9||Shear strength and deformation of beam-column connections||Detectng weak points of structural system|
|Class 10||Role of shear walls in buildings ①||Differenece between strong structures and ductile structures|
|Class 11||Role of shear walls in buildings ②||Role of lateral load resisting members|
|Class 12||Foundations||Role of foundation structures|
|Class 13||Structural planning||Categorized damage based on structural planning|
|Class 14||Seismic assessment and retrofit ①||Seismic assessment and retrofit in Japan|
|Class 15||Seismic assessment and retrofit ②||Seismic assessment and retrofit in other countries|
Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings（T. Paulay and M. J. N. Priestley)
Homeworks, final exams and attendance are considered.
Susumu Kono （kono[at]serc.titech.ac.jp）(045-924-5384)
Koshiro Nishimura （nishimura.k.ac[at]m.titech.ac.jp）(045-924-5326)