# ENGRCEE 149 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (2014-2015)

#### ENGRCEE 149 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering

**ENGRCEE 149 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (Credit Units: 4)** Plate tectonics. Structural dynamics. Earthquake magnitude, intensity, and frequency. Seismic damage to structures. Earthquake load prediction including response spectra, normal mode, and direct integration techniques. The basis of building code earthquake load requirements for buildings. Prerequisite: CEE11, CEE20, CEE80, CEE151A. Civil Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 2)

Bozorgnia, Yousef and Vitelmo Victorio Bertero. Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-based Engineering, 1st Edition, CRC Press, 2004.

1. Understand and apply the basics of structural dynamics in analysis of structures subjected to earthquakes. (EAC a, EAC e)

2. Understand plate tectonics. (EAC a, EAC e)

3. Understand ground motion magnitude, intensity, and frequency. (EAC a, EAC e)

4. Understand and compute ground motion intensity measures and attenuation relationships. (EAC a, EAC e)

5. Understand and compute earthquake hazard and design response spectra. (EAC a, EAC e)

6. Understand and apply building code earthquake requirements in design of structural systems. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

Engineering Probability, MATLAB programming, Dynamics, Structural Analysis

Plate tectonics. Earthquake magnitude, intensity, and frequency. Ground motion Intensity Measures and Attenuation Relationships. Structural Dynamics, Seismic demand prediction including response spectra, normal mode, and direct integration techniques. Deterministic & Probabilistic Seismic Hazard analysis and hazard disaggregation. Seismic damage to structures. The basis of building code earthquake load requirements for buildings.

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

MATLAB , Computer skills in Structural Analysis software (SAP2000)

TBA

- Homework: 10%
- Midterm(s): 30%
- Final: 20%
- Project: 40%
- Total: 100%

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units