• To understand basic concepts of earthquake-resistant design.
• To develop skills for computer aided design of earthquake-resistant design of concrete structures.


CLO: 1. to review earthquake-resistant analysis and design of simple structures.
CLO: 2. to design simple RC structure under seismic loadings.
CLO: 3. to modify his/her earthquake-resistant design of simple RC structure and its structural detailing and to solve site queries.
CLO: 4. to create finite element model of simple RC structure under seismic loadings and to create its structural detailing using latest computer programs (e.g. ETABS/SAFE/AUTOCAD).


  1. Introduction
    • Introduction to earthquake engineering (basic concepts only from design point of view)
    • Base shear numerical
  2. Super Structure Analysis and Design using ETABS
    • Background: Concepts of architectural drawings; coordinate / grid system; structural layout of beams, columns and shear walls (if any); earthquake resistant design
    • ETABS introduction; grids layout; material properties; member sizes, modifiers and other details
    • Geometry layout (beams, columns, shear walls, slabs); replication (linear, mirror, story); supports
    • Basic load cases (Dead, superimposed dead, live, roof live, soil (if any) and earthquake); mass-source
    • Factored load combinations (considering eccentricities in all directions and using all code clauses)
    • Applying basic loads (point, uniformly distributed, varying lateral and area loads)
    • Checking model errors; analysis options; model analysis
    • Evaluation of analysis; performing concrete design
    • Extracting column design
    • Extracting beam design
    • Extracting shear wall design
    • Extracting slab design
  3. Sub Structure Analysis and Design using SAFE
    • Concepts of allowable bearing capacity (net, gross and effective); examples.
    • Exporting ETABS file for SAFE foundation model; Importing ETABS data/analysis; material and soil properties; foundation type and thickness; applying additional loads (if required)
    • Preliminary foundation layout
    • Factored load combinations (considering eccentricities in all directions and using all code clauses)
    • Evaluation of analysis and design; checking bearing pressures and satisfying foundation sizes
    • Extracting foundation design