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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 6214 - Lateral Loads on Structural Systems

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on determining earthquake and wind loads on structures. Topics include basis for code procedures; code characterization of loads; code assumptions of elastic versus inelastic behavior; and detailing for inelastic response. (prereq: AE 6212  or CV 6212 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine wind loads on the main wind force resisting system 
  • Determine wind loads on components and cladding 
  • Determine earthquake loads on a structure

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Structural dynamics

Course Topics
  • Earthquake loads 
  • Response of MDOF systems 
  • ASCE-7 Seismic analysis 
  • Performance-based design 
  • ASCE-7 Wind loads

Richard A. DeVries

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