This theme outlines the basic concepts for earthquakes analysis of structures and the associated key seismic design concepts. This theme also introduces the history and development of seismic building codes and in particular the development of the Dutch Practical Guideline, NPR 9998.

After these lectures you will for instance be able to interpret the basics for earthquake analysis of structures and the associated key seismic concepts and relate the development of seismic building codes with the necessity of new Dutch design guideline.

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