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CE490 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

Course Code: 5620490
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: Prof.Dr. MURAT ALTU ERBERK
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620305 | 5620383
The course set above should be completed before taking CE490 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING .

Course Content

Nature and causes of earthquakes, earthquake magnitude and intensity, earthquake ground motions. Seismic response analysis of simple structures. Elastic response spectra, design spectrum. Equivalent lateral load procedure, response spectrum analysis procedure. Earthquake design criteria. Seismic codes. Application of capacity design principles to frame structures. Prerequisites: CE 383 and CE 305