Active Seismic Exploration and Passive Techniques for Soil and Building Investigations

Institution:
University of Grenoble Alpes
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Fall 2015
Teacher(s):
STEPHANE GARAMBOIS, DENIS JONGMANS, PHILIPPE GUEGUEN
Credits:
3
Date (from - to):
01/09/2015 – 29/01/2016

The course intends to introduce seismic techniques in earthquake engineering, with specific reference to active seismic exploration and passive techniques for soil and building investigation.

  • The first part of the course deals with applied seismic: refreshing and introduction to geophysical techniques, refraction seismic, inversion theory, seismic tomography, reflection seismic and surface wave inversion.  
  • The second part of the course aims at providing both a fundamental basis and a practical knowledge on the seismic techniques  applied for imaging the sub-surface and characterizing the soil layers, with a focus on the shear-wave velocity determination.
  • The third part is focused on the building behaviour assessment using ambient vibrations for structural health monitoring and extracting dynamic parameters of existing buildings. This part includes 4 hours of field experiment for recording ambient vibration buildings or bridges and 4 hours for data interpretation.
     

Suggested readings:

  • Stein S. and Wysession M., An introduction to seismology, earthquakes and earth structure, 2004, Blackwell publishing.
  • P.V. Sharma, Environmental and engineering geophysics, 1997, Cambridge University Press.