Displacement-based seismic design to AS5100.2: 2017 - simplified
The method’s empirical basis and a comparison of force-based and displacement-based design methods.
An introduction to:
- Non-linear push-over analysis.
- Capacity-protection and ‘over-strength’ design.
- Performance-based design.
- Avoiding brittle failure.
A Commentary on:
- Use of the displacement-based design approach for existing structures which ‘fail’ according to the force-based approach.
- Application of the displacement-based design approach in respect of rationalising reinforcement in bridge piers.
- Simplified application of AS5100.2 -2017.
- Simplified finite-element approaches for push-over design.
- Other modelling and detailing tricks to simplify capacity-protection and performance-based design.
Principal Bridge Engineer, BG&E Melbourne
Bruce has 23 years’ experience in bridge design for major Australian projects in all States. He has designed bridges in regions of high seismicity – including British Columbia, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Fiji.
Bruce developed his understanding of displacement-based seismic design on the basis of Caltrans’ requirements when living in California.
Bruce is a member of Standards Australia Committee BD-090 “Bridge Design” contributing towards the April 2017 revision of the Australian Bridge Design code.
Location: Melbourne University, Engineering Block, Lecture Theatre C1 (4th Floor)
Time: 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Tickets: Bookings essential via Eventbrite below
Cost: Free of charge to members and non-members