The course aims to provide the basic knowledge for disaster prevention of building structures through past earthquakes and tsunami damages. History of design concept and concept of performance based design of building structures and members are discussed. Past seismic damages to building structures are introduced and causes of damages are discussed. The instructors explain the damage resilient structures by focusing on reinforced concrete building structures.
Students learn a concept of damage resilient structural design through history of earthquake and tsunami damages 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
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The instructors give 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（Kono）||Seismic design in Japan and other countries|
|Class 2||History of Tsunami damage（Kono）||Earthquake and Tsunami damages to buildings in different countries|
|Class 3||Performance assessment and structural analysis（Kono）||Performance criteria and design|
|Class 4||Effects of material properties on the seismic performance of members and buildings（Kono）||Evaluation of seismic performance of buildings|
|Class 5||Prevention of brittle failure of members ①（Kono）||Shear resisting mechanism of RC members|
|Class 6||Prevention of brittle failure of members ②（Kono）||Shear resisting mechanism of RC members|
|Class 7||Prevention of brittle failure of members ③（Kono）||Shear capacity of RC members|
|Class 8||Outline of Elasticity and Plasticity of Concrete (Nishimura)||Applied Elasticity and Plasticity of Concrete|
|Class 9||Basic Equations for Elastic Problems (Nishimura)||Four Governing Equations|
|Class 10||Two Dimensional Problems (Nishimura)||Plane Stress and Plane Strain|
|Class 11||Airy Stress Function (Nishimura)||Stress in Splitting Test|
|Class 12||Basic Equations for Elasto-Plastic Problems (Nishimura)||Constitutive Equation of Elasto-Plastic Behavior|
|Class 13||Principle of Virtual Work (Nishimura)||Application of Principle of Virtual Work|
|Class 14||Limit Analysis (Nishimura)||Limit Analysis of Concrete Structural Member|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 60 minutes preparing for class and another 60 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings（T. Paulay and M. J. N. Priestley)
Homeworks and attendance are considered.
Susumu Kono （kono.s.ae[at]m.titech.ac.jp）(045-924-5384)
Koshiro Nishimura （nishimura.k.ac[at]m.titech.ac.jp）(045-924-5326)