Earthquake Design and Evaluation of Concrete Hydraulic Structures
Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, P.E.
This 7 hour course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge of the Earthquake Design and Evaluation of Concrete Hydraulic Structures. Various design methods and earthquake load characteristics will be discussed.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student would have learned the following:
Intended Audience and Benefit
The intended audience of this course is structural engineers, hydrologic\hydraulic engineers, geo-hydrologists, municipal engineers, project managers, and any persons working in civil engineering field or anyone with an interest in Earthquake Design and Evaluation of Concrete Hydraulic Structures.
Concrete hydraulic structures (CHS) can range from gravity walls, U and W frame locks and intake/outlet towers. Seismic forces associated with earthquakes can produce unusual and extreme loads on these structures. This course will provide the reader with the requirements for the seismic design and evaluation of plain and reinforced concrete hydraulic structures. Several design earthquakes loads will be discussed with detailed explanations of how those loads affect the concrete hydraulic structures. Various seismic design methods will also be introduced to aid the engineer in designing and evaluating concrete hydraulic structures.
This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge of Earthquake Design and Evaluation of Concrete Hydraulic Structures. Various design methods and earthquake load characteristics will be discussed.
Note: Chapters 1 through 7 and Appendix B are the sections that required in order to complete the quiz. Students may read the entire documents including all appendices by clicking the link for the entire document below:
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The information presented in this course will provide the reader with the basic knowledge of earthquake design and evaluation of concrete hydraulic structures.
Using good engineering judgment is always paramount in any situation. Utilizing good judgment and the knowledge gained in this course will aid the reader with the knowledge to successfully design and evaluate efficient concrete hydraulic structures.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.