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EARTHQUAKE DESIGN CONCEPTS
By CVR Murty & Andrew W Charleson

 
This package (a CD & 640 printed pages) contains about 627 power point slides covered in 27 lectures, movie files and explanatory notes for each slide. It is prepared by Prof. C. V. R. Murty, IITK and Prof. Andrew W. Charleson, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Package is expected to serve as a basic material which faculty members of the colleges of architecture may use to build their lectures from.One of highlights of this material is the use of a large number of skeches and exaggerated deformed shapes of buildings to emphasise the concept.

The preparation of this document was supported by the National Programme on Earthquake Engineering Education, and the National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
 
Lectures

Terminology and Basic Knowledge

  • Impact of Earthquake
  • Plate Tectonics and Seismic Waves
  • Basic Terminology and Consequences of Earthquake Ground Motion
  • Factors Affecting Earthquake Load Buildings
  • Earthquake Loads on Simple Buidings
  • Design Philosophy and Code Requirements
  • Calculation of Design Earthquake Load
  • Vertical Distribution of Base Shear and Inter-storey Drift
 

Vertical and Lateral Systems for Earthquake Performance

  • Overview of Earthquake-Resistant Structural Systems
  • Earthen and Stone Wall Buildings
  • Load-bearing Brick Masonry Buildings
  • RC Shear Wall Buildings
  • Moment Resisting Frame Buildings
  • Ductility of Moment-Resistant Frames
  • Cross-Braced Frames
  • Floor and Roof Diaphgrams
  • Load Paths
  • Vernacular Structual Systems
 

Building Configuration and Non-structural Elements

  • Plan Configuration
  • Vertical Configuration
  • RC Frame Building with Unreinforced Masonry Infill Walls
  • Non-structural Elements
  • Pounding and Seismic Joints
  • Cantilevers and Foundations
  • Retrofitting and Base-Isolation of Buidings
  • Building Bye-laws
  • Urban Planning and Professional Communication
 
 

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