EQE 400 Introduction To Earthquake Engineering

COURSE NO AND TITLE : EQE 400 INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

INSTRUCTOR : Karin Sesetyan, PhD
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES : Earthquake Engineering can be defined as the branch of engineering devoted to mitigating earthquake hazard.  In this broad sense, earthquake engineering covers the investigation and solution of the problems created by damaging earthquakes, and consequently the work involved in the practical application of these solutions, i.e. in planning, designing, constructing and managing earthquake-resistant structures and facilities. The objective of the course is to make the student familiar with the concepts and methods in the multidisciplinary field of earthquake engineering.The course will be dedicated to the understanding of earthquake phenomena, the causes of earthquakes, the effects of earthquakes on the nature, on man-made structures, and on the community in general. Basic concepts and principles of earthquake engineering will be taught and a general idea of the various disciplines of earthquake engineering will be given.
 
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DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 3 hrs per week / 3+0+0
 
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