A Structural Engineer`s Primer for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Structural Engineers

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Duration: 2.50
June 13, 2024; 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM Pacific Time (Please note the time)
Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D.

Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) is the conceptual framework upon which ground motion intensity (i.e., spectral acceleration) is estimated for use in design throughout the United States. It is also used in site specific determination of ground motion for special projects or projects with poor site conditions. Determination of ground motion parameters is the realm of geotechnical engineers, however, structural engineers should have a working understanding of the underpinnings of PSHA to properly interpret both the design ground motion parameters and their structural analysis results. This seminar will provide a background in PSHA designed for structural engineers to develop an understanding of where critical design ground parameters are derived from.

Speaker Bio

Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D., is the Thomas and Marilyn Neilson Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He has two decades of experience in practically focused research on the seismic behavior of steel structures, including concentrically braced frames, eccentrically braces and steel plate shear walls. His research and interactions with interactions with practitioners and building code officials has led to several contributions to the AISC Seismic Design Provisions, AISC 341-16. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal publications and regularly organizes sessions at major conferences on topics in the seismic behavior of steel structures.

Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D., is the Thomas and Marilyn Neilson Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He has two decades of experience in practically focused research on the seismic behavior of steel structures, including concentrically braced frames, eccentrically braces and steel plate shear walls. His research and interactions with practitioners and building code officials has led to several contributions to the AISC Seismic Design Provisions, AISC 341-16. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal publications and regularly organizes sessions at major conferences on topics in the seismic behavior of steel structures.

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