Seismic Hazard Assessment

Institution:
Middle East Technical University
Specialization:
EE/ES - Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology
Term:
Spring 2016
Teacher(s):
K. ONDER CETIN
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/02/2016 – 31/07/2016

The course objectives are to introduce to the students the main concepts of Earthquake Source Mechanics and Elements of the Theory of Elastic Wave Propagation (Elastodynamics) and enable them to understand modern approaches to the problem of Earthquake Strong Ground Motion Prediction and Synthesis. Topics to be covered include: Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics; Seismometry; Seismic Waves – Overview; Seismic Source; Path and Site Effects – Overview; Prediction and Simulation of Strong Ground Motion; Seismic Hazard Analysis. The presentation of the topics is tailored to the needs of earthquake engineers.