A SEMINAR FOR EVERY PRACTICING ENGINEER
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Performance-Based Design (PBD) is a major shift from traditional structural design concepts and represents the future of earthquake engineering. These new procedures help assure that the design will reliably meet a desired level of performance during a given earthquake. The fundamental component of PBD is a nonlinear dynamic analysis where an attempt is made to capture the real behavior of the structure by explicitly modeling and evaluating post-yield ductility and energy dissipation when subjected to actual earthquake ground motions. PBD is also being used for the design of structures subjected to extreme wind and hurricane conditions.
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In this technology-packed seminar, Ashraf will present the theory and application of PBD in terms and analogies that are very familiar to the practicing structural engineer. Attendees will leave the seminar empowered with a clear understanding of this new technology.