Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Engineering Seismology JFM 310 6 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective Understanding seismological applications in engineering and applying them
Course Content Concepts related to earthquake; Effects of earthquakes on land, buildings and people; Active earthquake regions in Turkey and seismicity maps; Calculation of earthquake hazard and probability; Seismographs, ground acceleration, particle velocity and displacement properties; Relation between earthquake magnitude, accelertion, PGA, and earthquake duration; Spectrum concept in Seismology: Acceleration spectrum, response spectrum and design spectrum; Effects of earthquake source, ground structure and topography on ground acceleration and particle velocity; Microtremor and its relation to ground structure; Site amplification concept; Spectral ratio and Nakamura spectrum; Examples from current studies
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explains effects of earthquakes on land, building and people , , , ,
2 Determines earthquake hazard and probability , , , , , , , ,
3 Explains and calculates spectrum and site amplification , , , , , , , ,
4 Explains reation between earthquake magnitude, acceleration- PGA and earthquake duration , , , , , , ,
5 Collects, analizes and interprates microtremor data , , , ,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Concepts related to earthquake
2 Effects of earthquakes on land, buildings and people
3 Active earthquake regions in Turkey and seismicity maps
4 Calculation of earthquake hazard and probability
5 Seismographs, ground acceleration, particle velocity and displacement properties
6 Relation between earthquake magnitude, accelertion- PGA, and earthquake duration
7 Spectrum concept in Seismology: response spectrum and design spectrum
8 Effects of earthquake source, ground structure and topography on ground acceleration and particle velocity
9 Microtremor and its relation to ground structure
10 Site amplification concept
11 Spectral ratio and Nakamura spectrum
12 Examples from current studies
13 Examples from current studies
14 Examples from current studies
Resources
Course Notes Horasan, G.,2014. Engineering Seismology lecture notes
Course Resources 1. Lay, T. and Wallace, T.C., 1995. Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press.
2. Cakmak, C.S.,1987. Ground Motion and Enginneering Seismology, Elsevier.
3. Lee, W. H.K, Kanamori, H., Jennings, P., Kisslinger, C., , 2003. International Handbook of Earthquake&Engineering Seismology, Part B, Academic Press.
3.Deprem Araştırma Dairesi, Deprem raporları, http://www.sismo.deprem.gov.tr/Sarbis/Deprem/Raporlar.aspxRaporla
4. B.Ü.Kandilli Rasathanesi ve Deprem Araştırma Enstitüsü, Ulusal Deprem İzleme Merkezi, Önemli depremler, http://www.koeri.boun.edu.tr/seismo/
5. Current studies
6. Digital microtremor data and acceleration records
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods.
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development.
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
2. Ödev 90
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 12 24
Assignment 1 6 6
Final examination 1 24 24
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5