Soil Dynamics and Seismic Design of Foundations

Institution:
University of Patras
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2018
Teacher(s):
GEORGE MYLONAKIS
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/09/2018 – 31/01/2019

Introduction to basic problems of soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Review of dynamics of simple oscillators. Wave propagation in one and multiple dimensions. Damping in soils and structures. Seismic site effects. In‐situ and laboratory determination of dynamic soil properties. Foundation Vibrations. Design methods for spread footings. Dynamics of piles and pile groups. Soil‐structure interaction (SSI). Beneficial and detrimental effects of SSI. Case Studies involving SSI.