EQE 677 - Simulation of Strong Ground Motion

COURSE NO AND TITLE : EQE 677 Simulation of Strong Ground Motion

INSTRUCTOR : Prof. Dr. Eser Çaktı
COURSE OBJECTIVES : To introduce basic concepts, theories and methodologies of strong ground motion simulation; to provide tools and hands on experience of ground motion simulation for engineering purposes.
  • Review of elements of strong ground motion
    • Time and frequency domain characteristics
    • Data analysis and interpretation
    • Instrumentation
  • Modelling strong ground motion
    • Earthquake source models
    • Propagation characteristics of earthquake wave
    • Models for earthquake wave propagation
    • Site effects
    • Models for near field/near fault motions
  • Approaches for simulation of strong ground motion
    • Engineering models
    • Seismological models
    • Software
  • Remaining issues
    • Spatial variation of strong ground motion and its modelling
    • Basin effects
    • Topography
PREREQUISITES : EQE520 - Strong Ground Motion
DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 12 weeks , 3 hours/week
GRADING BASIS : Quiz, Oral Presentation and Report on Selected Topic, Term Project