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Analysis and Design for Earthquake Forces
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Analysis and Design for Earthquake Forces' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Engineering Seismology, Ground Motion parameters, Design philosophy, Code provisions(IS1893 & 13920), Building equivalent static analysis, design of water tanks, shear wall, special RC frame, Calculation of EQ load – 3D modelling of building systems and analysis (theory only), Design and detailing of frames, shear wall and frame. Cyclic loading behaviour of RC, steel and pre-stressed concrete elements - modern concepts – base isolation – Adoptive systems – case studies. Introduction to Inelastic Design Response Spectra (IDRS), Response reduction factors, Pushover analysis, Inelastic cyclic behaviour of steel and reinforced concrete structures, ductility and energy dissipation capacity, Principles of Capacity Design. Aseismic design of steel buildings. Introduction to Wind load as per IS873 and its application on truss.

  • Dynamics of Structures - Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, Anil K Chopra, Prentice Hall, NewDelhi, 2004.
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Agarwal. P and Shrikande .M, Prentice Hall of India, 2007.
  • Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings – Structural Analysis & Design, Taranath, B. S, Marcel Decker, New York, 2005.
  • Wind Effects on Building: Design Applications, Lawson T. V, Spon Press, 1990.
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Building, Taranath B. S, CRC Press, 2011.