Topics to be covered include:
- Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics;
- 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.