CSVTU, B.E. VIII Semester, CIVIL Engineering, Seismic Design of Structures Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 8th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Seismic Design of Structures Code: 320877 (20)


Unit 1

Engineering seismology Causes of earthquakes; seismic waves; magnitude, intensity and energy release, characteristics of strong earthquake ground motions, Introduction to theory of vibrations – Flexibility of long and short period structures, concept of response spectrum, Seismic zones.

Unit 2

Seismic design concepts Desirable features of earthquake resistant buildings, Building forms for earthquake resistance, Seismic design philosophy, Performance of buildings in past earthquakes, Lessons from structural damage during past earthquakes, Equivalent static lateral earthquake force, codal provisions

Unit 3

Structural Dynamics – Response of single degree freedon system, free & forced vibrators Masonry buildings Seismic design based on IS Code only and detailing of masonry buildings,.Rcc Buildings- Seismic design based on IS Code only and detailing of RCC buildings . Detailing of drawing minimum 6 sheets

Unit 4

Steel Buildings Seismic design and detailing of Steel buildings.

Name of Text Books:

Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Application to Earthquake Engineering (2


edition) – Anil K

Chopra (Pearson Education Publication)


IS 1893, IS 13920, IS 4326, IS 13828, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi



Name of Reference Books:

Design of Earthquake Resistant Buildings – Minoru Wakabayashi (McGraw Hill Publication)

Fundamentals of Vibrations – Anderson,R.A. (Mc Millan)

Vibration and Stuctural Dynamics – Timoshenkeo, S. (VanNostrand Co.)

Vibration and Structural Dynamics – Mukyopadhyaya (Oxford & IBH)

Dynamics of Structural Dynamics- R.W. Clough & J Penzien (Mcgraw Hill Publication)

Structural Dynamics (Theory & computations)- Mario Paz (CBS Publishers & Distributions New


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