Introduction to a Model Code for Displacement-Based Seismic Design

  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Nigel Priestley
  • Gian Michele Calvi
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 13)


The last decade has seen major developments in the field of displacement-based seismic design with a number of effective methods now available in the literature. Developments have been particularly significant for the Direct displacement-based design (DDBD) method, with the publication of a book on the subject in 2007 and now a draft model code. In this paper, the background and motives for the new draft model code are reviewed. Novel aspects of the draft model code requirements are discussed and areas in need of additional development and research are identified.


Peak Ground Acceleration Model Code Strain Limit Draft Code Structural Typology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Sullivan
    • 1
  • Nigel Priestley
    • 2
  • Gian Michele Calvi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Structural MechanicsUniversità degli Studi di PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.ROSE School, IUSS PaviaPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Structural MechanicsEuropean Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Università degli Studi di PaviaPaviaItaly

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