Jun 06, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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  or equivalent)
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

Dr. Blake Wentz

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