Scott Campbell, PhD, PE
Chief Structural Engineer
Kinetics Noise Control

Seismic Design Of Non-Structural Components


Seismic design of non-structural components has recently become a topic of interest to researchers and code officials. This seminar presents an overview of the issues involved in the design of seismic restraint for non-structural components. The discussion begins with background information on the development of current standards and their implication for design. An example problem is developed that illustrates the critical issues. Finally, examples of different restraint types and recommendations for improving the design process are reviewed.

Short Biography

Scott Campbell is currently Chief Structural Engineer for Kinetics Noise Control, Inc. Dr. Campbell has been with Kinetics for three years and has been involved in design, teaching, and research in dynamics for over 18 years. Specializing in nonlinear analysis of structures, a significant amount of the work that Dr. Campbell has done throughout his career has been in the field of blast and seismic design. He is an active member of ASHRAE, ASCE, and ACI and is a member of multiple standards committees related to seismic- and blast-resistant design. In line with his specialty, Dr. Campbell is also the author of numerous papers and presentations on nonlinear analysis and design for seismic, blast, and vibratory loads.


Thursday, April 8th, 2004


3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

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Seminar sponsored by MCEER Networking and Education Programs, MCEER SLC and hosted by the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and the EERI Student Chapter at UB. For further information please contact Darren Vian of the UB-EERI at (716) 645-2114 (ext.2437).


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