Engineering Seismology and the Earthquake Response of Structures

Institution:
Middle East Technical University
Specialization:
EE/ES - Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology
Term:
Fall 2018
Teacher(s):
AYSEGUL ASKAN GUNDOGAN, SINAN AKKAR
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/09/2018 – 31/01/2019

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.