A SEMINAR FOR EVERY PRACTICING ENGINEER – BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
The pioneering leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering, Computers and Structures, Inc (CSI) will conduct its first Performance-based Design (PDB) seminar in the region, “Theory and Practice of Performance-based Design: The Future of Earthquake Engineering,” at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand on 7 August 2014.
CSI, in collaboration with its regional partner the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), brings to the region the biggest and most comprehensive PBD seminar. ACECOMS at AIT is actively involved in the regionalization, regional promotion and support of high-quality professional software such as SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE, and CSICol from Computers and Structures Inc.
In this technology-packed seminar, keynote speaker Ashraf Habibullah, CSI Founder, President and CEO will present the theory and practical application of nonlinear analysis and performance-based design in terms and analogies that are very familiar to the practicing structural engineer. The seminar will address many fundamental questions, such as:
- Why do we need to talk about nonlinear analysis?
- What is really meant by energy dissipation and why it is important?
- What is a time-energy diagram and why is it so important in seismic design?
- What is deformation capacity and why it is more important than strength capacity?
- What we really mean by ductility and why strength without ductility is useless?
What is a material model, a fiber model and a hysteresis loop?
This seminar has been previously held in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, and is now being organized in Bangkok for the benefit of the construction industry and engineering professionals in this region.
CSI and AIT invite all engineers, architects, and executives and managers in building industry and public infrastructure to attend this premier event.
The seminar will cover topics related to:
Nonlinear Analysis Techniques,
and discuss Nonlinear Applications in Structural Engineering.