ENGRCEE 149 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (2015-2016)

ENGRCEE 149 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for CE.)
Catalog Data:

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)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0131561748.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0133749434.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

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

Coordinator:
Farzin Zareian
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC e.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

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)

Prerequisites by Topic

Engineering Probability, MATLAB programming, Dynamics, Structural Analysis

Lecture Topics:

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.

Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:

MATLAB , Computer skills in Structural Analysis software (SAP2000)

Laboratory Projects:

TBA

Professional Component
Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Midterm(s): 30%
  • Final: 20%
  • Project: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

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

Prepared:
December 21, 2015
Senate Approved:
April 5, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr