This course focuses on soil dynamics and seismic design of building foundations.
This course aims to learn knowledge of geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil dynamic, seismic earth pressure, soil-structure interaction and soil liquefaction. Additionaly, seismic design of building foundations are lectured.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain dynamic properties of soill, seismic earth pressure and soil-structure interaction.
2) Have an understanding of site response and seismic design of building foundations
Soil dynamic, Building foundations, Soil liquefaction
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Outline of geotechnical earthquake engineering||Understand geotechnical earthquake engineering|
|Class 2||Subsurface investigation and laboratory tests||Understand subsurface investigation and laboratory tests on dynamic propertiries of soils|
|Class 3||Microtremor and soil condition||Understand site investigation based on microtremor measurement|
|Class 4||Microtremor measurement||Understand microtremor measurement|
|Class 5||Natural period of subsurface layer||Understand natural period of subsurface layer|
|Class 6||Evaluation of seismic amplification||Understand seismic amplification|
|Class 7||Evaluation of seismic amplification with damping||Understand seismic amplification with damping|
|Class 8||Soil dynamics||Understand soil dynamics|
|Class 9||Liquefaction triggering analysis||Understand liquefaction trigering anallysis based on In-situ tests|
|Class 10||Mitigation of liquefaction hazard||Understand principles in mitigation of liqufaction-induced damage|
|Class 11||Seismic design of shallow foundatin||Understand seismic design of shallow foundatin|
|Class 12||Seismic design of piles||Understand seismic design of piles|
|Class 13||Seismic design of piles for strong earthqukaes||Understand seismic design of piles for strong earthqukaes|
|Class 14||Sesimic design of piles considering soil deformation||Understand seismic design of piles considering soil deformation|
|Class 15||Seismic design of superstructure and foundation||Discussion on seismic design of superstructure and foundation|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
1) All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
2) Course materials are provided during class
Students’ course scores are based on reports (60%) and exercise problems (40%).