Advanced Engineering Seismology

University of Grenoble Alpes
ES - Engineering Seismology
Fall 2015
Date (from - to):
01/09/2015 – 29/01/2016

The engineering seismology course is intended to provide students an overview of the up‐to‐date techniques aimed at estimating seismic hazard, considering both deterministic and probabilistic approaches. It builds on the basic seismological en engineering material delivered in the basic seismology course. It is also intended to go deeper in some fields that constitute the core work of LGIT specialists, in connection with a) ground motion prediction equations and probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, and b) site amplification and ground motion simulation.

  • Ground motion measurements: instruments, networks, data bases, applications (with special focus on early warning and shaking maps)
  • Ground motion characterization (with special emphasis on spectral demand curves linked with push‐over analysis)
  • Ground Motion Prediction Equations (with special focus on standard deviations)
  • PSHA (Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment): this module with be given a special emphasis with lectures and exercises by F. Scherbaum , F. Bonilla and C. Beauval, on the basis of the specific software which is presently Under development; it will in particular include a special focus on the treatment of uncertainties
  • Techniques for generation of realistic time domain synthetics
  • Ground shaking site effects: Physical Phenomena; Required site parameters; Estimation methods; Induced site effects: liquefaction; Induced site effects: landslides; Microzonation studies
  • Example cases

Suggested readings:

 Kramer, S.L., Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall, 1996 (ISBN 0‐13‐374943‐6)