ENGRCEE 249 Earthquake Engineering (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 249 Earthquake Engineering

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 249 Earthquake Engineering (Credit Units: 4) 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. Seismic response of special structures. Lifeline engineering. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

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
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Structural Dynamics, Engineering Probability, MATLAB programming

Lecture Topics:

Plate tectonics. Wave propagation theory. Earthquake magnitude, intensity, and frequency. Ground motion Intensity Measures and Attenuation Relationships. 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 each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MATLAB , Computer skills in Structural Analysis software (SAP2000).

Laboratory Projects:

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis of a target location

Professional Component
Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Midterm(s): 30%
  • Final: 10%
  • Project: 40%
  • Total: 90%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
June 18, 2013
Senate Approved:
May 7, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr