Estimation of earthquake ground motion for possible future earthquake is required in seismic design of buildings and earthquake hazard estimation in local governments. Characteristics of earthquake ground motion is affected by generation of seismic wave in fault rupture, seismic wave propagation in the Earth. In this course, students learn theory on generation and propagation of seismic waves using the basic knowledge learned in 'Introduction on Theory of Earthquake Ground Motion'.
The main purpose of this course is to learn knowledge on seismic waves used in strong motion prediction.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand how seismic wave theory is used in seismic design and earthquake disaster estimation
2) explain mechanism for generation and propagation of seismic waves
3) estimate seismic wave amplification in soil
earthquake, ground motion,earthquake disaster, seismic design, wave theory
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students learn one topic per class through explanation related with actual ground motion prediction.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Ｇｕｉｄａｎｃe of lecture ｓｅｉｓｍｉｃ ｗａｖｅｓ ａｎｄ ｓｕｂｓｕｒｆａｃｅ ｓｔｒｕｃｔｕｒｅ||Understand outline of seismic wave propagation from fault to surface|
|Class 2||Engineering bedrock and seismic bedrock||Explain definition of engineering and seismic bedrocks|
|Class 3||Characteristics of seismic waves in strong motion records||Understand characteristics of seismic waves in strong motion records observed during past earthquakes|
|Class 4||Multiple reflection for amplification of seismic waves||Understand S-wave multiple reflection theory to estimate soil amplification|
|Class 5||Generation of seismic waves on fault||Understand seismic wave generation due to fault rupture|
|Class 6||Finite difference modeling of seismic wave propagation||Explain finite difference approximation of wave equation for seismic wave propagation|
|Class 7||Inversion using seismic waves||Understand problem setting and solution for inverse problem using seismic waves|
|Class 8||Example of actual strong motion prediction using seismic wave theory||Understand actual examples for strong motion estimation using seismic wave theory|
Lcture material is given during lecture
Modern global seismology
submission of report on a given subject
It is recommneded to have completed 'Introduction on Theory of Earthquake Ground Motion'
yamanaka[at]depe.titech.ac.jp, Phone 5513
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.