Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5627014
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. ZEYNEP GLERCE
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Basics of hazard vs. risk. Fundamentals of global plate tectonics and earthquake source parameters. Frequency domain behavior of strong ground motions, Fourier transformation. Fundamentals of seismometers. Strong-ground motion parameters, intensity measures, vs. engineering demand parameters. Ground-motion prediction equations, their derivation, their differences between different seismotectonic environments. Point-source synthetics.