Imperial College London

DrPeterStafford

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7916p.stafford

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040

 
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Location

 

321Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Applied Dynamics - CIVE97007

Aims

To introduce students to analysis techniques and design strategies that may be applied in order to assess the effects of extreme dynamic loadings and to design structures to most appropriately mitigate their effects. While the analysis techniques and design philosophies are often applicable to generic extreme loadings, the aim of the module is to focus upon methods most appropriate for seismic analysis and design.

Role

Course Leader

Structural Reliability Theory - CIVE97110

Aims

 

  • To introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of structural safety. The approach to assessing the safety of both new and existing structures is considered, with techniques relevant for the latter being emphasised.
  • To introduce the students to the most common quantitative approaches of structural reliability theory as well as to enable students to understand how such quantitative probabilistic approaches manifest in codes of practice.
  • While the principle aim of the course is to promote understanding of the methods of structural reliability theory, a secondary aim is for students to appreciate the power of probabilistic methods in structural engineering.

Role

Course Leader

Geotechnical Hazards [MSc] - CIVE70007

Role

Lecturer