The Canadian Steel Conference

Dorian P. Tung

Dr. Dorian Tung is currently working at RJC in Vancouver as a structural consultant specializing in performance-based earthquake engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2017.

Dr. Dorian Tung is currently working at RJC in Vancouver as a structural consultant specializing in performance-based earthquake engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2017. His thesis focuses on developing earthquake resilient structural steel components and systems. He has expertise in numerical simulations and experimental testing, and has written many papers on the related topics. Prior to returning to school for his Ph.D., Dorian practiced in the States of Florida and Texas for 9 years, and is a certified LEED AP. He has designed many LEED certified steel structures over his career.

There is no doubt that steel construction is fast and sustainable. When it comes to post-earthquake recovery, steel structures can be resilient. This is attributed to the stable and controllable behaviour of steel when properly designed and detailed. To promote the use of steel, an energy-based design procedure is presented. This procedure expedites the design process and is suitable for consulting offices. It is also applicable to retrofit structures with steel allowing designers to incorporate innovative steel technologies. A variety of structural steel projects is presented to illustrate the use of the design procedure to achieve earthquake resilience.

Outline

  • Discussion of steel as structural fuses in the context of earthquake engineering
  • Introduction of equivalent energy design procedure (EEDP)
  • Illustration of EEDP for earthquake resilient fused structures via example steel projects
  • Application of EEDP to retrofit existing structures
  • Illustration of EEDP retrofit via example projects

*Sessions will be delivered in English or French. Interpreters will be available for each session. The language of delivery is indicated in the session’s title line.

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