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CVE490 INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN

Course Code: 3640490
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr ZEHRA ANAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3640222
The course set above should be completed before taking CVE490 INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN .

Course Content

Causes of earthquakes, characteristics of earthquake ground motions, earthquake magnitude and intensity measurements. Seismic response analysis of simple structures. Derivation of elastic response spectra and earthquake design spectra. Earthquake design criteria. Free and forced vibration analysis of frame structures. Modal spectral analysis and equivalent static lateral force method. Design codes, design applications.