Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake Resistant Structures
Instructor: Papageorgiou Apostolos
Course code: 5808
Semester: 10ο
e-class: http://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/CIV1519/
Course content:

  1. Introduction to the causes of earthquakes, to engineering seismology and earthquake engineering.
  2. Earthquake intensity and magnitude, scales.
  3. Seismic hazard and risk.
  4. Characteristics of strong earthquake ground motions.
  5. Response and design spectra – elastic and inelastic.
  6. Elastic and inelastic structural response, plastic hinge model, ductility, ductility and behavior factors.
  7. Principles of earthquake resistant design, modern Codes.
  8. Special topics of earthquake resistant structures.
  9. New technologies.


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