Characteristics of Earthquake Ground Motions

Institution:
Middle East Technical University
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Spring 2018
Teacher(s):
ZEYNEP GULERCE
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/02/2018 – 31/07/2018

Fundamental Seismology Concepts. Seismic Source Characterization, magnitude and distance measures, orientation-independent measures and properties of strong ground motions, near fault effects,    estimating the activity rates. Influence of Soil Conditions on Ground Motions, shallow site effects and site response analysis, deep sites and effects of sedimentary basins. Ground Motion Prediction Equations, Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) Models, variability in ground motions and regional effects. Selection of intensity measures and engineering demand parameters, probabilistic seismic demand models. Selection and scaling of ground motions. Integrating the demand models into seismic hazard and vector hazard concept. Developing Scenario-based Design Spectrum, uniform hazard spectrum and conditional mean spectrum.