TR1-174- IMPACT OF SOIL CONDITIONS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF STRUCTURES DURING EARTHQUAKE

 

Date: October 17, 2019

           

Duration: 7 hours (8:30 am Session begins, end 4:30 pm Session begins)

 

8:00 am - Registration and coffee. There will be a one-hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided.

Place: Montreal

 

Language: French

 

Rate:   475 $ + taxes if registration is done before October 3, 2019

  Or      525 $ + taxes if registration is done from October 3, 2019

 

Students 250 $ + taxes

Summary

 

The seismic behavior of structures is dictated by their support conditions that are directly related to the foundations and the type of soil. The conditions of support depend on soil profile and the geo-mechanical properties of the soil layers. In seismic zones, foundation soils behave differently in comparison with soils in regions of low seismicity. In strong seismicity zones, soil behavior is important for predicting the seismic response of a structure. The aim of this course is to introduce the types of soils vulnerable to earthquakes, parameters that play an important role in predicting their seismic response and to show their impact on the dynamic behavior of structures.

 

Objectives

 

  • Identify the parameters that are relevant for the seismic analysis of structures

  • Identify soils vulnerable to earthquakes

  • Know the essential parameters that influence the behavior of soils and structures

  • Understand the seismic behavior of structures and soils

                                                                                           

Content

 

One day

 

Seismology 

  • Basic concepts on seismic waves;

  • Fault geometry, seismic waves, earthquake properties and seismic hazard;

 

Soil behavior and their impact on seismic behavior of structures

 

  • Identification of soil parameters for dynamic analysis

  • Soft soils

  • Liquefiable soils: liquefaction phenomenon

  • Response spectra of seismic movements

  • Site Effects

  • Effects of soil-structure interaction

  • Damaged structures due to seismic effects on soils

 

Who Should Attend: 

 

Civil engineers, structural engineers and geotechnical engineers, contractors, professionals involved in the design and construction of substructure elements, students and researchers. Participants should have basic knowledge about structures. ​

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