Short Course on Displacement-Based Seismic Design

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
ISBN: 88-6198-000-6


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