Academic Catalog

CE586 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

Course Code: 5620586
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. MURAT ALTU ERBERK
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to wave propagation in solid media, body and surface waves, reflection and refraction. Causes of earthquakes. Seismicity of the earth with special reference to Turkey. Computation of response to lateral forces. Review of structural vibration theory and response spectra. Analysis of multi-storey structures subjected to earthquake motions. Design of reinforced concrete structures to resist earthquake forces. Earthquake Design Codes. (R)