Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Structural Earthquake Engineering INM 519 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AYDIN DEMİR
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Course Objective

The goal of this lecture is to mitigate seismic hazards. For this purpose, the students are introduced to the concepts, theories and procedures of structural engineering.

Course Content

Seismology and earthquakes, strong ground motion, spectral analysis, local site effects, earthquake hazards, structural dynamics, earthquake resistant structural design, earthquake codes.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To establish the relationships among geology, seismology, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis, social and economic factors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
2 To understand the internal structure of the earth Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 To analyze the strong ground motions Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 To calculate ground response analysis Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 To digest the design earthquake concept Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 To get the general principles of earthquake resistant structural design Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The causes of earthquakes, plate tectonics, faults, seismic waves
2 Earthquake intensity and magnitude, location of earthquake
3 World and Turkey’s seismicity
4 Strong ground motion: measurement, characteristics, response spectrums
5 Strong ground motion: measurement, characteristics, response spectrums
6 Seismic hazard and risk
7 Local site effects
8 Structural dynamics review
9 Earthquake excitation, spectral analysis
10 Inelastic response spectrums
11 MDOF systems, modal superposition methods
12 Earthquake codes, earthquake resistant structural design
13 Reinforced concrete structures
14 Steel, Wood and masonry structures
Course Notes
Course Resources

Canbay, E., Ersoy, U., Özcebe, G., Sucuoğlu, H., Wasti, S.T. Binalar için Deprem Mühendisliği Temel İlkeler,mayıs 2008, Ankara, Bizim Büro Basımevi
Bruce A.Bolt, Earthquakes 5th Ed. W H Freeman and Company, New York
Chen, Lui, (2006), Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design
S.L. KRAMER, (1996),"Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering", Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
A.K. Chopra (2007), Dynamics of Structures, Third Ed., Prentice Hall.
Y. Ohsaki (1991), Deprem Dalgasının Spektral Analizine Giriş (Çev. M. İpek), İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası, İstanbul.
T.C. Bayındırlık ve İskan Bakanlığı (2007), Deprem Bölgelerinde Yapılacak Yapılar Hakkında Yönetmelik, Ankara.
Celep, Z., Kumbasar, N., Deprem Mühendisliğine Giriş ve Depreme Dayanıklı Yapı Tasarımı üçüncü baskı 2004 / 700 sayfa, İstanbul, 2004.
Celep, Z., Betonarme Taşıyıcı Sistemlerde Doğrusal olmayan Davranış ve
Çözümleme, Beta Yayıncılık, İstanbul. 2007
M. Wakayabashi (1986), Design of Earthquake Resistant Buildings, McGraw Hill.
Priestley, M.J.N., Calvi, G.M., Kowalsky, M.J., Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Structures IUSS Press, Pavia. Italy, 2007

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods. X
3 ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them X
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments X
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 30
2. Ödev 30
3. Ödev 40
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 3 48
Assignment 3 15 45
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6