Engineering Seismology and the Earthquake Response of Structures

Institution:
University of Patras
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Spring 2017
Teacher(s):
APOSTOLOS S. PAPAGEORGIOU
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/02/2017 – 31/07/2017

Topics to be covered include:

  • Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics;
  • Seismometry;
  • Seismic Waves – Overview;
  • Seismic Source (Important Source Parameters; Source Spectrum; Scaling Laws);
  • Path and Site Effects – Overview;
  • Prediction and Simulation of Strong Ground Motion (Empirical Approaches; Mathematical Modeling Techniques);
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis;
  • Relevance to Building Codes.

The presentation of the topics is tailored to the needs of earthquake engineers.