Postgraduate Studies Courses Resilient Materials, Structures and Geotechnical Infrastructures
Engineering Seismology and the Earthquake Response of Structures
Instructor: Papageorgiou Apostolos
Course code: A26110
Course content:

  • Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics
  • Seismometry
  • Seismic Waves – Overview
  • Seismic Source (Important Source Parameters; Source Spectrum
  • Scaling Laws)
  • Path and Site Effects (including Basin Effects and Topography Effects) – Overview
  • Prediction and Simulation of Strong Ground Motion (Empirical Approaches
  • Mathematical Modeling Techniques -- Near-fault vs. Far-field ground motions)
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment for Performance Based Earthquake Engineering; Relevance to Building Codes
  • The presentation of the topics is tailored to the needs of earthquake engineers

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