EQE 540 GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

EQE 540  GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

INSTRUCTOR : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Edinçliler

COURSE OBJECTIVES : The purpose of this course is to provide understanding the basic aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • learn the basic earthquake principles and common earthquake effects,
  • introduce site investigation for Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,
  • introduce various laboratory and field test procedures to measure the soil properties subjected to dynamic loading, 
  • evaluate the liquefaction potential and understand the principles of mitigation measures,
  • understand the behaviour of soil slopes under seismic loading,
  • analyse the retaining structures under seismic loading,
  • learn the methods of analysis for the earthquake-induced settlement, and  perform the bearing capacity analysis for liquefied soil and cohesive soil weakened by the earthquake.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS :

Weeks & Contents

1. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

2. Site Investigation for Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

3-4. Dynamic Soil Properties

5. Liquefaction

6. Compressibility of Soils Under Dynamic Loads

7. Earthquake-Induced Settlement

8. Bearing Capacity Analysis for Earthquakes

9. Slope Stability Analyses for Earthquakes

10. Retaining Wall Analyses for Earthquakes

11. Other Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Analyses

12. Foundation Alternatives to Mitigate Earthquake Effects

PREREQUISITES : -

DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 12 weeks & 3 Hours per week.

GRADING BASIS : 

Midterm exam and term project: 60% of the course grade.

Final Exam:  40% of the course grade.

REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS :

Das, B.M., & Ramana, G.V., Principles of Soil Dynamics,

Day, R., Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook, Mc Graw Hill

Ishihara, K. , Geotechnical Analysis – Soil Behavior in Earthquake Geotechnics

Kramer, S., Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Pearson

 More references (books, papers or other documents) will be recommended during the semester.