EQE 581 Selected Topics in Earthquake Engineering: "Seismic Design of Tunnels"

COURSE NO AND TITLE : EQE 581 Selected Topics in Earthquake Engineering: "Seismic Design of Tunnels"

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. U. Utku CELEP
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES : This graduate level course presents the fundamentals of seismic design and evaluation of tunnels. 
 
COURSE SYLLABUS : General Introduction On Tunnel Types And Tunneling Methods, Components Of Tunnel Support Systems.

·      Factors That Affect Tunnel Seismic Performance

·      Seismic Vulnerability of Tunnels, Observed Damage from Past Earthquakes

·      Seismic Design Philosophy

·      Evaluation of Transverse Ovaling/Racking Response of Tunnel Structures (Simplified Procedure, Analytical Method, Numerical Approach)

·      Evaluation of Longitudinal Response of Tunnels (Free-Field Deformation Method, Simplified Method, Numerical Approach)

·      Ground Failure Effects

PREREQUISITES : Geotechnical and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering background

DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 3 hours per week

GRADING BASIS : 

REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS : 

FHWA RD-80-195, Oven G.N., Scholl R.E., 1981, Earthquake Engineering of Large Underground Structures

Wang, J.N., 1993, Seismic Design of Tunnels, A State-of-the-Art Approach, Monograph 7, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade Douglass Inc., New York