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Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves Course Outline

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    Course Schedule

    Weeks 1–3

    • Introduction
    • Types of ports
    • Historical performance of port facilities in past earthquakes
    • Governing design codes
    • History of seismic design codes for marine structures
    • Introduction to seismic performance requirements, seismic analysis-resources, and references

    Weeks 4–6

    • Design approach
    • Overview of structural systems
    • Structural dynamics

    Weeks 7–9

    • Geotechnical considerations
    • Soil structural interactions
    • Force based design
    • Displacement based design

    Weeks 10–12

    • Design & detailing consideration
    • Ancillary components
    • Other special considerations, such as tsunami

    This course outline is subject to change.

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