Earthquake Risk Reduction

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Ohmachi Tatsuo 
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Outline of lecture

Recently, especially since the 1995 Kobe earthquake, extensive efforts to reduce urban earthquake risk have been conducted in Japan. These efforts include wide range of activities involving various levels of society from government to family. This course deals with effective methods to reduce or manage the risks from the following viewpoints.

シ托シ雑eneral and Earthquake Preparedness

シ抵シ殺arthquakes and Tsunamis in Near-field

シ難シ殺arthquake Ground Motion

シ費シ殺arthquake Response of Structures

Purpose of lecture

This course aims to broaden understanding and knowledge on earthquake engineering and disaster mitigation. In class, students are given a textbook comprising of 18 selected papers that cover the following areas.
縲縲1. General and Earthquake Preparedness
縲縲2. Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Near-field
縲縲3. Earthquake Ground Motion
縲縲4. Earthquake Response of Structures with a Focus on Dams
Every student is requested to choose at least one paper from the textbook, and give a presentation in turn followed by discussion.

Plan of lecture

1)10/18縲2)10/25縲3)11/1縲4)11/15縲 5)11/22縲6)11/29縲7)12/6

Textbook and reference

Selected Papers for Earthquake Risk Reduction.


will refer to Presentation, Discussion and Report.

Comments from lecturer

Students are requested to read the paper(s) to be presented in the class beforehand for active discussion.

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