Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5620568
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. M. YENER ZKAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Foundation vibrations; design of foundations for machinery. Stress strain behaviour of soil during transient and repeated loadings; relation of soil properties to wave velocity. Effects of earthquakes upon structures; amplification by a layer of soil; effect of foundation upon building response. Problems of slope stability and liquefaction as related to earthquakes. Dynamics of lumped systems as applied to problems in soil dynamics. (R)