Basic concepts on stress-strain behaviour and strength of cyclically loaded soils; Introduction to seismology; Ground motion parameters: measurement and relationships; Seismic hazard; Methods for local seismic response analyses, liquefaction and slope stability analyses; Seismic microzoning criteria
Providing basic concepts on soil dynamics. Introducing to the main
procedures for the evaluation of seismic geotechnical hazards.
Knowledge of fundamental of solid mechanics and soil mechanics. Knowledge of the main approaches in geotechnical engineering.
Theory and exercise classes. Laboratory visits.
Type of Assessment
Presentation and accompanying written report for an assigned design theme and oral test.
1.Introduction to Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering;
2.Fundamental of modelling and analysis of stress-strain behaviour and strength of cyclically loaded soils at low, medium and high strain levels;
3.Basic concepts on the main in field and laboratory testing procedures for measurement of dynamic soil properties;
4.Basic concepts of earthquake seismology and seismic wave propagation; ground motion parameters: measurement and relationships;
5.Ground motion amplification and local seismic response analysis methods;
6.Seismic liquefaction in saturated sandy soils and practical procedures for evaluation of liquefaction hazard;
7.Seismic slope stability: basic concepts and analyses;
8.Basic concepts on seismic microzoning for use planning.