The instructor provides information on structural damage caused by ground shaking and geohazards, basic theory regarding the dynamic response of soils and buildings and their relation to seismic design.
Students will learn basic theory regarding the dynamic response of single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems as well as of soils, seismic design of buildings and foundations including isolation and vibration control and retrofits, as well as soil liquefaction and remedial measures.
To understand structural damage caused by ground shaking and geohazards, and basic theory regarding the dynamic response of soils and buildings and their relation to seismic design.
building, seismic structural damage, geohazard, free vibration, forced vibration, response spectra, seismic design, seismic isolation, vibration control, seismic retrofit, pile foundation, soil liquefaction
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is taught through lectures, followed by exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Structural damage caused by ground shaking and geohazard||To understand structural damage caused by ground shaking and geohazard|
|Class 2||Free vibration response of single-degree-of-freedom systems||To understand free vibration response of single-degree-of-freedom systems|
|Class 3||Response to harmonic loading of single-degree-of-freedom systems||To understand response to harmonic loading of single-degree-of-freedom systems|
|Class 4||Earthquake ground motions and response spectra||To understand earthquake ground motions and response spectra|
|Class 5||Natural periods and mode shapes of multi-degree-of-freedom systems||To understand natural periods and mode shapes of multi-degree-of-freedom systems|
|Class 6||Response to general dynamic loading of multi-degree-of-freedom systems||To understand response to general dynamic loading of multi-degree-of-freedom systems|
|Class 7||Time history response analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom systems||To understand time history response analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom systems|
|Class 8||Dynamic shear response and natural period of the ground||To understand the dynamic shear response and natural period of the ground|
|Class 9||Seismic isolation and vibration control of buildings||To understand seismic isolation and vibration control of buildings|
|Class 10||Seismic retrofit of buildings||To understand seismic retrofit of buildings|
|Class 11||Design of seismic isolation device||To understand design of seismic isolation device|
|Class 12||Soil liquefaction||To understand soil liquefaction|
|Class 13||Remedial measures against soil liquefaction||To understand remedial measures against soil liquefaction|
|Class 14||Seismic design of pile foundations||To understand seismic design of pile foundations|
|Class 15||Geotechnical problems in designing building foundations||To understand geotechnical problems in designing building foundations|
Handouts are provided during class.
1) All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
2) Handouts are provided during class
Exercises (60%) and Final report (40%)