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SEAoO Columbus - Ohio State University Research Update

April 26, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Barley's Smokehouse & Brewpub
1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

Retrofit, Modeling, and Collapse Assessment of Buildings(1.0 PDH)


Halil Sezen, P.H.D., The Ohio State University 


While the ductility and redundancy are critical for the transfer and redistribution of loads after the failure of a member, one of the main reasons for the collapse of buildings is insufficient design and detailing of columns. Shear failure and gravity load collapse of concrete columns with poor reinforcement detailing will be presented in a presentation conducted by The Ohio State Universities research department. As part of the research, nine existing steel, concrete and masonry buildings were tested by physically removing the first story columns or load bearing walls. From the field results and experimental analysis conducted in the laboratory, new reinforcement and potential column retrofit options have been identified. The presentation will hope to demonstrate the importance of reinforcement details in an effort to improve resistance against earthquakes and other hazards. In addition, a quick overview will be provided for current research projects at OSU.   


Halil Sezen is a professor of structural engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University. His primary research interests are in experimental testing and numerical simulation of structures. His research includes modeling, analysis and performance evaluation of buildings and their components.


      5:30pm – Registration & Cash Bar.
      6:00pm – Dinner
      6:45pm – Presentation
      8:15pm – Open Discussion

      Please Register by 2 days before the meeting.
      Earlier reservations are appreciated.
      Credit card on-line only, cash or check at door.

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$20.00 SEAoO Member

$0.00 Student

$30.00 Non-Member

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