Earthquake engineering


Contact: O. Altay

For more than 15 years, the Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics is addressing intensively diverse research topics in the field of earthquake engineering. In the framework of numerous projects of fundamental as well as application-related research scientists of the LBB have investigated the seismic behavior of different types of structures and developed innovative design concepts. Due to active participation of members of the LBB in standardization committees the research findings were taken into account in national guidelines for the seismic design of buildings and structures.

Furthermore, the results of the research activity are integrated in several courses of Bachelor and Master studies at the RWTH Aachen University.

Currently, the research focus at the LBB is set on the following topics of earthquake engineering:

Seismic Design of Industrial Facilities

Seismic Protection Measures

Dynamic Soil-Structure-Interaction Effects

Seismic Behaviour of Masonry Structures

Vulnerability Analyses and Probabilistic Seismic Safety Analyses