Nonlinear Response Analysis

Major: ROSE

Term: 2nd Semester – Academic Year 2020-2021

Instructor: Prof. A.A. Correia, Prof. J. Almeida

Institution: Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Lisbon, PT), Université catholique de Louvain (BE)

CFU: 6


Duration: Tentatively form 10.05.2021 to 11.06.2021


Office hours: on appointment



The objective of the course is to present, discuss, and apply state-of-the-art simulation methods for the nonlinear response of structures to earthquake loads. The course focuses strongly on the understanding of static and dynamic analysis procedures of equivalent frame models. The derivations and assumptions of the underlying structural theories and numerical solution methods are thoroughly presented and illustrated with a set of Jupyter Notebook documents and Python scripts. The course evaluation consists of three group assignments, a project addressing the complete assessment of a reinforced concrete structure – delivered in the form of a report and an oral presentation, and an individual final exam.