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  GPH 417 Engineering Seismology (2+0) credit-hours:

A study of the causes of earthquakes, surface faulting and related effects strong ground motion and its measurements, soil problems and soil behavior.  Tsunamis, earthquake response of structures, design of earthquake response of structures, design of earthquake - resistant structures.

  

 Course Identification and General Information

Course title and code: Engineering seismology-EXPL 417

Credit hours: 2 hrs

Level/year at which this course is offered: Level 8-4th year

Pre-requisites for this course (if any): EXPL 312

Objectives 

1. Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.

·        This course focuses on reduce of the mitigation of earthquakes and its applicable to the engineering aspects.

·        Seismic hazard assessment and their implications for building codes and for an earthquake-resistant design.

·        Vulnerability analysis of building will be discussed.

·        Application of seismic hazard and zonation on the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Lessons learned from international case studies of earthquake damages.

2. Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented.  (e.g. increased use of IT or web based reference material, changes in content as a result of new research in the field)

·        Electronic materials and computer based programs have been utilized to support the lecture course material.

  • Syllabus of the course will be found in the WebCT of the instructor.

 

Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)

 

1. Topics to be Covered

Topic

Week #

Con. Hours

  • Geologic hazards
  • Earthquake effects

1

2

  • Earthquake-induced landslides, ground shaking and surface faulting
  • Assessment of earthquake hazard for site-specific applications

2

2

  • Characterization of strong ground motion

3

2

  • Soil liquefaction and liquefaction induced damage

4

 

  • Effects of local soil layers on seismic ground motion

5

 

  • Evaluation of short and long-term earthquake hazards

6

 

  • Seismic hazard analysis

7

 

  • First midterm exam

8

 

  • Development of design code

9

 

  • Earthquake resistant design

10

 

  • Seismic zonation

11

 

  • Example of seismic hazard program in Saudi Arabia

12

 

  • Lessons learned from earthquake damages

13

 

  • Second midterm exam

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

1. Required Text(s)

  • Sherma, P., 1976. Geophysical methods in geology, methods in geochemistry and geophysics. Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., Amsterdam.
  • Robinson and Coruh, 1988. Basic exploration geophysics. John-Wiley & Sons.
  • Lowrie, W., 1997. Fundamental of geophysics. Cambridge University Press.
Telford, W., Geldart, L., and Sheriff, R., 1990. Applied geophysics, second edition. Cambridge University Press.
 
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