EQE 588 - Selected Topics in Earthquake Engineering: ”Earthquake Performance Assessment of Historical Structures”

COURSE NO AND TITLE : EQE 588 - Selected Topics in Earthquake Engineering: ”Earthquake Performance Assessment of Historical Structures”

INSTRUCTOR Prof. Dr. Eser Çaktı
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES : To provide  a general understanding and appreciation of the structural behaviour of historical structures in earthquake-prone areas, to introduce means and methods used in earthquake performance assessment of historical structures.
 
COURSE SYLLABUS
  • structural types and systems common to historial masonry structures, 
  • particulars of material properties, 
  • types of earthquake damages sustained by masonry structures, 
  • methods and tools for structural analysis,
  • criteria for earthquake performance assessment 
  • testing methods for evaluation of material properties and structural state, 
  • non-destructive and non-invasive methods for the evaluation of earthquake performance, 
  • strengthening approaches, 
  • field trip, 
  • hands-on training in new techniques for monitoring of historical structures. 
 
PREREQUISITES : -
 
DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 12 weeks , 3 hours/week
 
GRADING BASIS : Quiz, Oral Presentation and Report on Selected Topic, Term Project
 
REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS : Papers and book chapters suggested by the instructor