Earthquake Effects on Buildings (Ohio T&M)

Course Number: BD-2031TM
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Farah Labib Eldib, S.E., M.Sc.
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Overview
This course is specifically designed for Ohio-licensed engineers to qualify as a "timed and monitored" online course. The course contains an automatic timer that prevents the user from accessing the quiz and earning a certificate of completion until the minimum amount of study time has been met. This achieves the Ohio Board's intent that an online course should be "paced" by the provider. For more information, please see the Ohio state requirements. This course may also be accepted in other states (see the "Board Acceptance" tab above). However, if you are not licensed in Ohio, it is suggested that you purchase the self-paced version of the course.

In Earthquake Effects on Buildings , you'll learn ...

  • Why the period of an earthquake wave is important for determining the seismic forces acting on a building
  • How resonance can cause severe damage to a building – even in a relatively mild earthquake
  • How a response spectrum is used to identify the resonant frequencies at which a building will undergo peak accelerations
  • The significance of damping, equal force distribution and the avoidance of stress concentrations in seismic design of a building

Overview

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To meet the Ohio Board's intent that online courses be "paced" by the provider, a timer will be used to record your study time. You will be unable to access the quiz until the required study time of 100 minutes has been met.

Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 25 pages

This course explains how various aspects of earthquake ground motion affect structures and also how certain building attributes modify the ways in which the building responds to the ground motion. The interaction of these characteristics determines the overall seismic performance of the building: whether it is undamaged; suffers minor damage; becomes unusable for days, weeks, or months; or collapses with great loss of life.

Explanations of some characteristics of ground motion are followed by descriptions of several material, structural, and building attributes that, by interacting with ground motion, determine the building's seismic performance.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Basics of inertia forces and acceleration
  • Duration, velocity and displacement associated with seismic acceleration
  • How soil properties affect the amplification of earthquake shaking
  • Natural periods of buildings and other structures
  • The phenomenon of resonance and why it causes so much damage to structures during an earthquake
  • What is a site response spectrum
  • What is damping and why it is important in seismic design
  • How ductility affects the ability of a building to withstand an earthquake without collapsing
  • Designing for drift in high rise buildings
  • Force distribution and the damage of stress concentrations
  • Torsional forces in asymmetrical buildings
  • The importance of enforcing quality control procedures at all phases of design and construction

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Board Acceptance
This course is applicable to professional engineers in:
Alabama (P.E.) Alaska (P.E.) Arkansas (P.E.)
Delaware (P.E.) Florida (P.E. Area of Practice) Georgia (P.E.)
Idaho (P.E.) Illinois (P.E.) Illinois (S.E.)
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To meet the Ohio Board's intent that online courses be "paced" by the provider, a timer will be used to record your study time. You will be unable to access the quiz until the required study time of 100 minutes has been met.

Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 25 pages

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