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OBJECTIVES

Objectives

 The main objective is to introduce structural engineers to the basic principles of seismic design with passive supplemental energy dissipation. The energy approach to seismic protection is used to explain the fundamental differences between conventional earthquake-resistant design (capacity design) and passive control approach, i.e. seismic isolation or supplemental energy dissipation. While conventional seismic design is targeted to “life-safety” performance level, seismic isolation or supplemental energy dissipation can easily guarantee higher performance level, such as “immediate occupancy”. Seismic isolation filters the input seismic energy while supplemental damping devices dissipate it.

Different passive energy dissipation systems are described, according to the classification of the European Standard on Anti-seismic devices EN 15129:2009, i.e. displacement dependent devices and velocity dependent devices. For each of the anti-seismic device considered, physical behaviour, modeling, experimental investigations and practical implementations are explicated. Both type tests and factory production control tests required by the European Standard, and related CE marking of the devices, are shortly explained. Many examples of buildings using energy dissipation devices are shown, in particular existing buildings originally designed without any seismic input, that have been seismically retrofitted through dampers.

In the last session, two examples of buildings with energy dissipation devices are shown in detail. A new building in Chile, with fluid viscous dampers, and an existing r.c. building retrofitted in Italy with both Buckling-Restrained Axial Dampers-(BRAD®) and fluid viscous dampers.

Recipients

Engineers and Architects enrolled in their respective professional registers, students * of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Surveyors enrolled in the respective register with proven and verifiable experience in the sector.

(*) = required prerequisites: construction science and technique, statics, architectural composition, technical architecture.

Professional Training Credits

Professional Training Credits will be released to Italian engineers.

Duration

The short course lasts 6 hours in total, divided into 3 days.

Teaching materials

During the short course, the participant will be provided with:

  • Course slides;
TEACHERS

Eng. M. GABRIELLA CASTELLANO
FIP MEC SRL

M.Gabriella Castellano is a Civil Engineer with about 30 years experience in passive control of the seismic response of structures through seismic isolation and supplemental energy dissipation.

After the PhD in Structural Engineering, in which she studied non linear elastic models for elastomeric isolators, in 1996 joined FIP Industriale, and since then has continued working in the R&D Department of the same company, that in 2018 became FIP MEC. She has been involved in many research projects, aimed at developing innovative seismic devices for different types of structures, from petrochemical plants or nuclear power plants, to monumental buildings, as well as for non-structural elements (e.g. art objects), and published more than 90 scientific papers.

Since December 2020, she joined FIP MEC Academy, acting now as a consultant to structural engineers for the design of both new and existing structures with seismic isolation and/or energy dissipation devices, and giving regular lectures on seismic isolation and energy dissipation techniques.

Eng. Ian Watt Arnaud
VMB Ingeniería Estructural

Ian joined VMB Structural Engineering in 2004, while finishing his investigation on a simplified methodology for performance-based design of structures with energy dissipation, which he concluded in 2006, obtaining the degree of Master of Science. Since then he has continued working in the same firm, introducing different advanced seismic protection systems in different projects, some of which are:

• Seismic demand reduction through the use of a Tuned mass damper for the Parque Araucano Building, 2008
• Amunategui Building torsion control through added viscous damping, 2012
• First introduction of the pendulum isolation system for public hospitals in Chile, 2018

Since 2011 Ian is Partner of VMB. He is Chief executive officer since 2017. He also actively participates in seismic design codes in Chile, and since 2019 he is the committee head for the development of a Model Seismic Code for Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2021 he is also the president of the Chilean Structural engineer’s association (AICE).

Eng. Tobia Zordan
BOLINA Ingegneria

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    Short Course: Energy dissipation devices for seismic protection of buildings

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    • Professional Training Credits will be released to Italian Engineers.
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