EQE 684 – Special Topics in Earthquake Engineering: Applied Seismology

COURSE NO AND TITLE : EQE684 – Special Topics in Earthquake Engineering: Applied Seismology

INSTRUCTOR : Prof. Dr. Ali Pınar
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES : Geophysical methods used to characterize the near surface geological features are introduced. The seismic velocities and the associated elastic parameters of medium are to be deduced from observations. The course will be augmented by shallow surface seismological tools to study the characteristics of the seismic waves travelling through the near surface layers.  
 
COURSE SYLLABUS : 
  • Seismic waves and elastic parameters
  • Seismic refraction methods
  • Seismic reflections methods
  • Attenuation and spreading of seismic waves
  • Amplification and damping
  • Spectral contents of seismic records
 
PREREQUISITES : -
 
DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 14 weeks / 3 hours
 
GRADING BASIS : 
  • Reports
  • Takehome exams

REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS : 

  • Ward SH (1990), Geotechnical and environmental geophysics, SEG, 1990.
  • Havskov J and L Ottemöller (2010), Routine data processing in earthquake seismology, Springer.