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- One-day Seminar: PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN – Dubai, UAE
One-day Seminar: PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN – Dubai, UAE
A SEMINAR FOR EVERY PRACTICING ENGINEER
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Performance Based Design (PBD) is a major shift from traditional structural design concepts and represents the future of earthquake engineering. These new procedures help assure that the design will reliably meet a desired level of performance during a given earthquake. The fundamental component of PBD is nonlinear dynamic analysis where an attempt is made to capture the real behavior of the structure by explicitly modeling and evaluating post-yield ductility and energy dissipation when subjected to actual earthquake ground motions.
In this technology-packed seminar, Ashraf will present the theory and application of PBD in terms and analogies that are very familiar to the practicing structural engineer. Attendees will leave the seminar empowered with a clear understanding of this new technology. Ashraf will also talk about ETABS 2015, which introduces new special purpose algorithms for efficient and practical PBD.DUBAI, UAESunday, November 22, 20158:00am – 4:30pmRitz Carlton, DIFC – Dubai, UAE*Seminar schedule and content subject to change.
- What is a nonlinear material model?
- What is the difference between ductile and brittle behavior?
- How can a structure have more strength after yielding?
- What is a moment, axial and shear plastic hinge?
- What is a sacrificial element?
- What is a hysteresis loop?
- What is a fiber model?
- What is a nonlinear event?
- What is stiffness and strength degradation?
- What is ductility and ductile limit?
- What do we mean by element state determination during an analysis?
- What is cyclic stiffness degradation?
- What is meant by an unloading event in a nonlinear analysis?
- What is Element State Determination?
- What is material and geometric nonlinearity?
- What is energy dissipation and why is it important?
- What is the difference between yield and ductility and why is yielding without ductility useless?
- Why is it important to recognize that yielding does not mean failure or collapse?
- What is the difference between redundancy and resilience?
- What is elastic work and plastic work and how is the difference important for seismic behavior?
- What is a time-energy diagram and why is it so important in seismic design?
- What is capacity design?
- Why is allowing destruction of parts of a structure during an earthquake considered good engineering?
- How can we train a structure to follow a predefined path of damage so that the critical components of the structure are spared and preserved?
- Why is a nonlinear time history analysis important even for a regular high rise structure?
- What is a sustained load and what is a cyclic load?
- What is a mechanism and how is it possible that a mechanism that will collapse under a sustained load may not collapse under a cyclic load?
- How is the FNA method used for nonlinear analysis if it is a mode-based superposition method considering the fact that any type of superposition is not possible in nonlinear analysis?
- What is ASCE 41?
- What is a performance measure and performance level and acceptance criteria?
- What is a demand/capacity measure and a demand/capacity ratio?
- Is a pushover analysis a static analysis or a dynamic analysis?
- What is an Acceleration Displacement Response Spectrum (ADRS) and how is it used?