Seismic Analysis & Design of Structures


This two half day afternoon course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of the analysis and design of structures subject to earthquake ground motions. The course is particularly useful for engineers who are involved in the analysis and design of structures against seismic loads, the independent technical assessors who assess the validity of the design and analytical results, and managers who run a team involving the analysis and design of such structures to enable them to validate the results using hand calculation. The course briefly addresses some aspects of earthquake engineering and seismology. This is followed by an overview of the structural response and design criteria according to ACI 318 and ACI 349. The course will then focus on the evaluation of the dynamic characteristics of structures such as eigenvalues, eigenvectors and participation factors and illustrates how these can be evaluated using hand calculations. A full description of spectrum analysis follows. Finally, the course will then describe soil structure interaction (SSI), and how the soil frequency independent springs and dampers can be derived from soil frequency dependent springs and dashpots (impedance functions) manually obtained or using SSI programs, such as, CLASSI or SASSI.

About the speaker

Piroozan Aminossehe is an independent consultant. He has extensive experience of analysis and design of heavy complex structures subjected to dynamic loads particularly seismic ground motion and soil structure interaction. He had a key role in the seismic analysis and design of Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear power station as head of the analytical group and many other major projects in nuclear and petrochemical industries. He served as an elected member of Council of the Institution 2008-2010 as well as Chairman of IStructE North Thames Region in 2013. He also runs one day biennial Blast course at UCL and 3 evening biennial Heavy Machinery Foundation Design course at Imperial College.


For members of IStructE or SECED: £250 + VAT @ 20% = £300.00
For non-members: £300 + VAT @ 20% = £360.00

Further information

This seminar is jointly organised by SECED and IStructE (North Thames Branch). For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (tel. 02089 527 576). For registration, download the flyer or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (tel. 01707 645 791).

Event Details

Event Date 12/09/2017
Event End Date 13/09/2017
Individual Price £300.00
Location Imperial College

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