Seismic Design of Steel Structures

Term: 1st Semester – Academic Year 2020-2021

Instructor: Prof. G. Della Corte

Institution: Sapienza University of Rome

CFU: 6


Duration: Tentatively from 21/10/2020 – 18/11/2020


Office hours: by appointment

Brief Contents Description and Course Syllabus:

The course provides information on seismic design of steel structures for buildings. First, the types of steel structures for seismic resisting systems are introduced, along with a description of relevant engineering properties of the steel material. Subsequently, specific information is provided on the seismic design and analysis of two structural types: (i) concentrically braced frames (CBFs) and (ii) moment resisting frames (MRFs). Eventually, fundamental issues for the seismic response of alternative structural systems (e.g., eccentrically braced frames, buckling-restrained braced frames) are introduced and discussed.