Principles of Design and Analysis for Multiple Hazards: Vibration, Earthquake, Wind, and Blast

Course Description

Get a detailed review of the basic principles of structural dynamics, vibrations, earthquake resistant design, blast and wind engineering. Begin with single-degree and multi-degree of freedom structural dynamics. Touch upon pertinent information from engineering seismology, geotechnical engineering, blast engineering, wind engineering, risk and reliability theory and architecture in addition to advanced topics related to the dynamic and impulsive response, analysis, design, and retrofit of structures. Focus on buildings, bridges, industrial facilities, and other types of structures that may, in the event of a major extreme event, be forced to respond into the inelastic range. Understand fundamental factors controlling the response of structures. Fundamentals of multi-hazard design, and application of the International Building Code and other relevant design guidelines, will be presented through several detailed example problems.

Course ID: CIVE 3011P
Course Format: Classroom

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, architects, and other professionals interested in obtaining a stronger foundation in seismic analysis and design of structures

How You Will Benefit

  • Basic principles of structural dynamics for single-degree and multi-degree of freedom structural systems.
  • Fundamentals of various seismic, blast and wind analysis methods.
  • Learn about loading characteristics that influence the dynamic and impulsive response of structures.
  • How to perform site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard analysis.
  • Learn about the effects of local site conditions on ground motion characteristics.
  • How to interpret codes for earthquake, blast and wind-resistant design.
  • How to apply the latest codes for earthquake, blast and wind-resistant design.


  • Structures with One Degree-of-Freedom
  • Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
  • Structures with Multiple Degrees-of-Freedom
  • Earthquake Analysis Methods and IBC Code
  • Ground Motion Parameters
  • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis
  • Site Response Analysis
  • Soil-Structure Interaction for Seismic Design
  • Concrete Design
  • Overview of IBC Seismic Provisions
  • Blast Loads and Blast Design
  • Analysis Methods
  • Pressure-Impulse Curves
  • Introduction to Wind Loads
  • Design and Examples

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D.