Michalis Vassiliou: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Michalis Vassiliou
FieldSeismic Design and Analysis
Seismic Design and Analysis
ETH Zürich, HIL C 33.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 06 62
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipAssistant Professor

101-0157-01LStructural Dynamics and Vibration Problems3 credits2GM. Vassiliou, V. Ntertimanis
AbstractFundamentals of structural dynamics are presented. Computing the response of elastic single and multiple DOF structural systems subjected to harmonic, periodic, pulse, and impulse is discussed. Practical solutions to vibration problems in flexible structures under diverse excitations are developed.
ObjectiveAfter successful completion of this course the students will be able to:
1. Explain the dynamic equilibrium of structures under dynamic loading.
2. Use second-order differential equations to theoretically and numerically model the dynamic equilibrium of structural systems.
3. Model structural systems using single-degree-of-freedom and multiple-degree-of-freedom models.
4. Compute the dynamic response of structural system to harmonic, periodic, pulse, and impulse excitation using time-history and response-spectrum methods.
5. Use dynamics of structures to identify the basis for structural design code provisions related to dynamic loading.
ContentThis is a course on structural dynamics, an extension of structural analysis for loads that induce significant inertial forces and vibratory response of structures. Dynamic responses of elastic and inelastic single-degree-of-freedom and multiple-degree-of-freedom structural systems subjected to harmonic, periodic, pulse, and impulse excitation are discussed. Theoretical background and engineering guidelines for practical solutions to vibration problems in flexible structures caused by humans, machinery, wind or explosions are presented.
Lecture notesThe class will be taught mainly on the blackboard.

Accompanying electronic material will be uploaded to ILIAS and available through myStudies.

All the material can be found in Anil Chopra's comprehensive textbook given in the literature below.
LiteratureDynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 4th edition, Anil Chopra, Prentice Hall, 2014 (Global Edition), ISBN-10: 9780273774242

Vibration Problems in Structures: Practical Guidelines, Hugo Bachmann et al., Birkhäuser, Basel, 1995

Weber B., Tragwerksdynamik. http://e-collection.ethbib.ethz.ch/cgi-bin/show.pl?type=lehr&nr=76 .ETH Zürich, 2002.
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of the fundamentals in structural analysis, and in structural design of reinforced concrete, steel and/or wood structures is mandatory. Working knowledge of matrix algebra and ordinary differential equations is required. Familiarity with Matlab and with structural analysis computer software is desirable.
101-0191-00LSeismic and Vibration Isolation2 credits1GM. Vassiliou
AbstractThis course will cover the analysis and design of isolation systems to mitigate earthquakes and other forms of vibrations. The course will cover:
1. Conceptual basis of seismic isolation, seismic isolation types, mechanical characteristics of isolators.
2. Behavior and modeling of isolation devices, response of structures with isolation devices.
3. Design approaches and code requirements
ObjectiveAfter successfully completing this course the students will be able to:

1. Understand the mechanics of and design isolator bearings.
2. Understand the dynamics of and design an isolated structure.
Content1. Introduction: Overview of seismic isolation; review of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering principles. Viscoelastic behavior.
2. Linear theory of seismic isolation
3. Types of seismic isolation devices - Modelling of seismic isolation devices – Nonlinear response analysis of seismically isolated structures in Matlab
4. Behavior of rubber isolators under shear and compression
5. Behavior of rubber isolators under bending
6. Buckling and stability of rubber isolators
7. Code provisions for seismically isolated buildings
Lecture notesThe electronic copies of the learning material will be uploaded to ILIAS and available through myStudies. The learning material includes: reading material, and (optional) exercise problems and solutions.
LiteratureThere is no single textbook for this course. However, most of the lectures are based on parts of the following books:

• Dynamics of Structures, Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 4th edition, Anil Chopra, Prentice Hall, 2017

• Earthquake Resistant Design with Rubber, 2nd Edition, James M. Kelly, Springer, 1997

• Design of seismic isolated structures: from theory to practice, Farzad Naeim and James M. Kelly, John Wiley & Sons, 1999

• Mechanics of rubber bearings for seismic and vibration isolation, James M. Kelly and Dimitrios Konstantinidis, John Wiley & Sons, 2011
Prerequisites / Notice101-0157-01 Structural Dynamics and Vibration Problems course, or equivalent, or consent of the instructor. Students are expected to know basic modal analysis, elastic spectrum analysis and basic structural mechanics.
101-1187-00LColloquium in Structural Engineering0 credits1KW. Kaufmann, E. Chatzi, A. Frangi, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, A. Taras, M. Vassiliou
AbstractProfessors from national and international universities, technical experts from the industry as well as research associates of the institute of structural engineering (IBK) are invited to present recent research results and specific projects from the practice. This colloquium is adressed to members of universities, practicing engineers and interested persons in general.
ObjectiveLearn about recent research results in structural engineering.