ENEQ629-21X (C) General non-calendar-based 2021

Special Topic: Seismic Soil Structure Interaction

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 4 October 2021
End Date: Sunday, 19 December 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 17 October 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 26 November 2021

Description

The objective of this course is to provide postgraduate students and practicing engineers with the fundamental concepts and theory of seismic soil-structure interaction (SSI), with special focus on the analytical and numerical tools currently available to account for such problems in earthquake engineering practice. Although the course touches upon important details and aspects of the theory and modeling necessary for seismic problems, emphasis is on the basic concepts required to account for SSI in design and assessment. Both linear and nonlinear aspects of modeling will be covered. Topics: 1. Inertial interaction (system behaviour, impedance functions); 2. Kinematic interaction (slab averaging, embedment effects, piles foundations, use of transfer functions); 3. Models and methods of analysis (substructure and direct approaches; macroelement concept; critical comparison of different methods); 4. Accounting for SSI in the design of reinforced concrete bridges and wall buildings via force-based methods, displacement based methods, and response history analysis.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department or
Programme Co-ordinator

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 E10
1 Nov - 7 Nov
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 E10
1 Nov - 7 Nov
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 E10
22 Nov - 28 Nov
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 E10
22 Nov - 28 Nov

Course Coordinator

Christopher McGann

Lecturers

Tim Sullivan and Misko Cubrinovski

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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