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Lateral Analysis of Structures Class Syllabus

Description:


This course provides a comprehensive summary of the most practical application of engineering fundamentals based on the commonly used codes and procedures. It provides procedures, solutions, hands on tools, and practical examples for designing a variety of buildings to sustain seismic and wind forces based on their type and physical location.

Prerequisites:

Class Text Book:

Class Topics:

Building Occupancy Category
Loading Types and Loading Conditions
Seismic Design - Fundamental Procedure
Seismic Load Combinations
Seismic Design Category SDC
Seismic Zone Maps and Accelerations
Seismic Design Response Spectrum
Seismic Site Coefficient – Fa and Fv
Seismic Response Coefficient – R
Seismic Importance Factor
Seismic Fundamental Period
Wind Design - Fundamental Procedure
Wind Load Combinations
Wind Speed
Wind Zone Classification and Topographic Effects
Wind Importance Factor
Wind Velocity Pressure
Wind Velocity Coefficients
Wind External Pressure Coefficient
Wind Internal Pressure Coefficient
Wind Gust Factor Calculation
Rigid Diaphragm Analysis
Flexible Diaphragm Analysis
Diaphragm Chord Forces
Diaphragm Shear Forces
Vertical Irregularities
Horizontal Irregularities
Permitted Analytical Procedures
Drift Analysis - Elastic and Inelastic values
Structural bearing walls - Out of plane wall analysis
Structural shear walls - In plane wall analysis
Structural Parapet Walls
Structural Solid Free Standing Walls
Structural Cantilever Retaining Walls - Lateral Earth Pressure
Structural Bearing Retaining Walls - Lateral Earth Pressure
List of Abbreviations
References
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