Course Objective                                                                                                                                                                                  

  This course is designed to constitute a sequel to the structural dynamics course by covering as wide a spectrum of earthquake-related structural analysis and design areas as possible. This course is for the structural engineering student, and is designed to serve as an introduction to the state-of-the-art procedures for design of earthquake resistant structures. Its scope includes characteristics of strong earthquake ground motion, dynamic response of buildings, examination of dynamic and static lateral force procedures and seismic design of structures.


Course Content                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Introduction to wave propagation in solid media, body and surface waves, reflection and refraction;
  • Causes of earthquakes. Seismicity of the earth with special reference to Turkey;
  • Computation of response to lateral forces;
  • Review of structural vibration theory and response spectra;
  • Analysis of multi-storey structures subjected to earthquake motions;
  • Design of reinforced concrete structures to resist earthquake forces;
  • Earthquake Design Codes. (R)