Structural Dynamics for Seismic Design
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min break)
Rigid body vs elastic body dynamics
Math – differential equations
Single Degree of Freedom Models
Multi-Degree of Freedom Models
ASCE-7 Seismic Analysis Methods
Modal Analysis Example
Time History Analysis Example
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Structural Dynamics for Seismic Design
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Structural Engineer, Summerville, SC
Mr. Brislin has been a professional engineer for 32 years and has designed many structures and performed many different types of analysis in that time. He has worked for a steel fabricator, an architectural/engineering firm and a seismic consultant and has been in private practice over 25 years. Mr. Brislin earned his BSCE degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his MSCE degree from the University of South Carolina. He has completed all his course work for his PhD degree but has not completed his dissertation. His graduate study work has been in mathematical elasticity. Mr. Brislin has worked on a wide variety of projects from arenas such as Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Edward Jones Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, to renovation and seismic retrofit of the South Carolina State House and the design of the Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art. He has done stress analysis on weapons systems for the Department of Defense and has consulted on cellular telephone concealment projects. Mr. Brislin’s company routinely performs modal analysis of structures to provide more accurate seismic loads and to reduce the cost of seismic requirements through more advanced analysis techniques. The company is knowledgeable concerning structural dynamics and can perform a full dynamic analysis for complicated structures, and ductility requirements in concrete and masonry as well as welded steel moment connection requirements on toughness of steel.
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Course Title: Structural Dynamics for Seismic Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course presents a structural engineer’s technical perspective on design strategies for withstanding effects of seismic activities.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to differentiate rigid body and elastic body dynamics in structural design.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe single degree of freedom response to shock loading in buildings and how this impacts seismic building design.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe multiple degree of freedom response to shock loading in buildings and how this impacts seismic building design.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and compare/contrast ASCE-7 seismic analysis methods for particular design decisions.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/18/2024
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