ENGRCEE 258 Earthquake Resistant Structural Design (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 258 Earthquake Resistant Structural Design

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 258 Earthquake Resistant Structural Design (Credit Units: 4) Objectives of seismic design. Cyclic load-distortion characteristics of typical structrual elements. Desirable structural form. Ductility and methods of achieving it. Use of energy dissipators. Project involving design of multistory, multibay rigid-jointed plane frame. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Bozorgnia, Yousef and Vitelmo Victorio Bertero. Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-based Engineering, 1st Edition, CRC Press, 2004.

Farzin Zareian
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Topics covered in CEE249.

Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
  • Response to structural systems to earthquake excitation
  • Development of design earthquakes for structural response analysis.
  • Procedures for preliminary/conceptual design of proportioning structural systems.
  • Code provisions for earthquake resistant structural design.
  • Application of code seismic design provisions for designing Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 4 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Computer skills in Structural Analysis software (SAP2000, ETABS, Perform 3D, etc.), MATLAB.

Laboratory Projects:

Seismic design of a multistory building.

Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Midterm(s): 30%
  • Final: 10%
  • Project: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
May 7, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr