Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Theoretical and Applied Seismology JFM 620 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN,
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Course Objective To give knowladge on seismology to the students who want to study seismology and to build up the necacseery knowlage to prepare their thesis
Course Content Basic concepts of elastodynamics, Seismic waves and soulution of wave equation, Free oscillations of the earth, Ray theory, Travel-time curves and their calulation, Reflected and refracted waves, Transmission and reflection coeffients, Synthetic seismograms, Inververse problem solution in seismology.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Can explain basic properties of elastodynamics Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing,
2 Can recognize seismic waves and solves wave equation Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 Can explain ray theory and important definations Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
4 Can calculate travel-time graph and velocity in the earth Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 Can explain forward and inverse problem solutions in seismology Lecture, Question-Answer, Problem Solving, Testing,
6 Can understand synthetic seismogram methods and calculations Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Basic properties of elastodynamics; Stress, strain, Hooke law
2 Basic elastodynamic equation
3 Seismic waves: Body waves,
4 Surface waves, dispersion, phase and group velocity
5 Wave equation in cartezyen, cylindrical and sperhical coordinates
6 Free oscillations of the earth
7 Basic concepts about ray theory; Ray series, Snell s law, Fermat principle, Huyguens principle, ray parameters, curve radius and its calculation
8 Travel-time curves and their calculation, reduced travel time
9 Reflected and refracted waves , head waves, grazing rays, creeping rays, interfrance rays, ray tube, caustics, shadow zone
10 Reflection and transmission coefficients
11 Synthetic seismograms and their calculation methods
12 Forward and inverse problem defination, example of forward and inverse problem in seismology
13 Investigation of various articles on the relevent subjects
14 Investigation of various articles on the relevent subjects
Course Notes Lecture notes
Course Resources [2]Cerveny, V., I. A. Molotkov, I. Psencik, 1977, Ray Method in Seismology, Univerzito Karlova.
[3]Aki, P.G. Richards,1980. Quantitative Seismology, Theory & Methods, V1, V2, Freeman and Company.
[4]Lay, T. and C. Wallace, 1995, Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press.
[5]Ergin, K., 1995. Advanced Seismology (Rays and waves), TÜBİTAK, Marmara Research center, Department of Earth Science.
[6]Shearer, P.M., 1999. Introduction to Seismology, Cambridge Univ. Press.
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
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 X
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
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
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 X
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. Ara Sınav 60
1. Ödev 40
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 18 18
Assignment 1 16 16
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 139
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.56
dersAKTSKredisi 6