Teaching Scheme (in Hours)
Subject Credit : 4
Examination Scheme (in marks)
ESE Viva (V)
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Unit-1: Module - 1 Earthquake Basics
Interior of Earth, plate tectonics, faults, consequences of earthquake, Basic parameters of earthquake, magnitude & intensity, scales, Seismic zones of India, damages caused during past earthquakes (worldwide).
Unit-2: Module - 2 Fundamentals of Earthquake Vibrations of buildings
Static load v/s Dynamic load (force control and displacement control), simplified single degree of freedom system, mathematical modelling of buildings, natural frequency, resonance v/s increased response, responses of buildings to different types of vibrations like free and forced, damped and un-damped vibration, response of building to earthquake ground motion, Response to multi degree (maximum three) of freedom systems up to mode shapes
Unit-3: Module - 3 Design Philosophy
Philosophy of earthquake resistant design, earthquake proof v/s earthquake resistant design, four virtues of earthquake resistant structures (strength, stiffness, ductility and configuration), seismic structural configuration, Introduction to IS: 1893 (Part I), IS: 875 (Part V). Seismic load: Seismic Coefficient Method – base shear and lateral force distribution along height. Introduction to Response spectrum, IS code provisions.
Unit-4: Module - 4 Lateral Loads on Buildings:
Lateral Load Distribution:
Rigid diaphragm effect, centers of mass and stiffness, torsionally coupled and uncoupled system.
Lateral Load Analysis:
Analysis of frames using approximate methods like portal & cantilever methods
Unit-5: Module - 5 Ductile Detailing:
Concepts of Detailing of various structural components as per IS: 13920 provisions.
Features of Earthquake Resistant Masonry Structure :
Un-reinforced Masonry, Basics of masonry: units of masonry, good construction practice, Earthquake resistant features: bands and vertical reinforcement (IS 4326, IS13827, IS 13828)
Introduction to soil liquefaction, structural controls & Seismic strengthening.
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Determine the response of SDOF & MDOF structural system subjected to vibration including earthquake.
2. Apply the concept of Earthquake Resistant Design & concept of lateral load distribution on buildings.
3. Determine the lateral forces generated in the structure due to earthquake.
4. Apply the concept of ductile detailing in RC structures.
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