SSS: Seismic Structural Safety

General description

Earthquakes are some of the most catastrophic events ever. In the last few years, following some violent earthquakes, seismic engineers have become increasingly aware about the importance and the knowledge of the seismic action: “Be aware, to prevent” should be the common rule in the framework of the design and the reliability assessment of those structures which are subjected to ground motion acceleration.

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Academic information

Fields of activity:
Architectural Engineering , Architecture , Civil Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Territory Engineering
Content and topics:
The Course provides an overview of the: - basic concepts of the structural dynamics - local seismic response - Innovative retrofitting of existing buildings in seismic areas - Earthquake-protection strategies of buildings with TMD and base isolation - Tools and strategies for r.c. buildings in seismic areas - Collapse Analysis of Masonry Structures under Earthquake Actions
Learning goals and objectives:
The aim of this course is to instruct students on the basic concepts of structural dynamics, on the seismic behavior of some types of structures, on the local seismic response of the ground and on new methods to reduce the seismic action. The course is focused in theoretical lessons, exercises, laboratory visits and Company Visit
Examination type:
Case Study
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Cheerful and motivated people who are interested and prepared on the topic.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

University Dormitory with single or double rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, fridge and bathroom.
University canteen and provided by organisers. Three meals, at least one hot meal per day.
Public transport, private cars and foot, based on needs.