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Practical Applications of Nonlinear Static Analysis to the Seismic Design of Tilt-Up Structures

September 28, 2019 from 11:30am to 12:30pm

M103-105

Timothy Mays, PhD, PE

In this session, Dr. Mays discusses limit design used in tilt-up structures. The economic benefits of limit design (i.e., overall steel reduction and less stringent prescriptive seismic detailing) are coupled with increased structural reliability related to the seismic performance objectives established in the IBC. Put simply, when limit design is used for tilt-up panels, the designer is in control of the design, places reinforcing steel where needed, and is able to fully document how the structure will move, safely and reliably, during the design earthquake.