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COURSE SYLLABUS :
Plate tectonic and seismo-tectonic models,
Quantification of Earthquakes
Elasticity and Seismic Waves
Seismic waves, Stress & Strain Relationships
Equation of Motion – Wave Propagation
Fault planes solutions, Radiation pattern,
Source and Propagation Path Characteristics of
Strong Motion Measurements, Processing and Interpretation.
Time and frequency domain characteristics of strong motions, Instrumentations, Networks,
Strong Motion Processing procedures: Fourier, Power, Response, Design Wavelet spectra.
Introduction to MATLAB software and data processing
Strong Ground Motion Simulation/Strong Motion Scaling
Earthquake Hazard& Risk
Seismic source regionalization, Attenuation Relationships, Probabilistic/Deterministic Hazard, Probability of Occurrence /Exceedance, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment techniques.
GRADING BASIS : Three (3) Assignments 30%
Term Project 40%
REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS :
An Introduction to Random Vibrations, Spectral&Wavelet Analysis, by D.E. Newland, Prentice Hall,1993.
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, by Steven L. Kramer, Prentice Hall, 1996
Earthquake Engineering Handbook, edited by Chen and Schawtorn, CRC Press, 2003
Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis, Robin K. McGuire, EERI, 2004.
Earthquake Dynamics of Structure, A Primer, Anil A. Chopra, EERI, 2005.
Tectonics (1-4 weeks)
Seismicity and Crustal Strength
Faulting mechanisms,and principal stres axes
Fault scaling laws
Regional stres tensor
Frictional coefficients of faults
Coulomb stres changes associated with earthquakes
Seismic Energy of Complex Faulting Process (5-7 weeks)
Static and Kinetic estimate of seismic energy /Stress drop, particle velocity, Rupture velocity /Scaling of earthquake process, Self-similarity
Dynamic Description of Earthquake Sources
Earthquake Source (7-10 weeks)
Kinematic Description of Earthquake Sources
Spatio-temporal variation of slip on a fault
Basic Theorem in Generating Seismic motions from Earthquake Sources
Low frequency strong motion inversions;
Ground Motion Generation Techniques (10-13 weeks)
Simulation of ground motion with Green’s function technique
(Theoretical and empirical techniques)
PREREQUISITES : EQE 520
DURATION & HOURS PER WEEK : 13 weeks -3 hours/week
GRADING BASIS :
Assignments 60 %
A Term Project 40 %
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi,Kandilli Rasathanesi ve Deprem Araştırma Enstitüsü, Deprem Mühendisliği ABD34684, Çengelköy, İstanbul