Date: September 17 & 18, 2010
Nigel Priestley, PhD, BE, Principal of Priestley Structural Engineering
Mervyn Kowalsky, PhD, PE, North Carolina State University.
This 1½ day short course introduced participants to displacement-based seismic design and demonstrated how it can be implemented in the design office as a simple and rational alternative to current prescriptive methods of seismic design. The course showed that serious conceptual problems with current force-based seismic design are resolved when the design is based on displacement considerations.
The course followed the book
“Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Structures”
MJN Priestley, GM Calvi, and MJ Kowalsky
Course notes are restricted to members only.