Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Earthquake Waveform Modelling JFM 626 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

To teach graduate students that either planning to study seismology or topics somewhat related with the earthquakes how to model the earthquake waveforms, introduce the background literature to them and harden these knowledge with some exemplary applications

Course Content

Historical background; Linear filter theory, transfer functions; synthetic seismograms; defining faulting and earthquake source in the modelling; factors effecting elastic wave propagation between the source and receiver, instrument response; comparison of near-field and far-field in waveform modelling; kinematic and dynamic source representations; point-source and finite-fault waveform modelling; relating the observed waveforms with the earthquake source through forward and inverse modelling; the source-time and rise-time functions; complex earthquakes; preparing the observed waveforms for the modelling; retrieving the detailed source processes through the waveform modelling; the waveform modelling applications

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Defines what the earthquake waveform modeling is and explains how it is implemented. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Defines the term synthetic seismogram Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Carries out waveform modeling for a given earthquake Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Proposes a rupture model from the results of the waveform modelling of an earthquake. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Historical background of the waveform modelling
2 Linear filter theory, transfer functions and synthetic seismograms
3 Wave propagation affects and instrument response.
4 Near-field and far-field concepts in the waveform modelling
5 Kinematic and dynamic source models
6 Point-source and finite-fault waveform modelling
7 Forward and inverse modelling in the waveform modelling.
8 Source-time and rise-time functions
9 Complex earthquakes
10 Preparing observed earthquake waveforms to modelling-I
11 Preparing observed earthquake waveforms to modelling-II
12 The modelling of waveforms through point-source inversion.
13 The modelling of waveforms through finite-fault inversion
14 Interpreting the waveform modelling results.
Course Notes <p>Prof.Dr. Murat UTKUCU, Deprem Dalga Şekli Modellemesi Derlenmiş Ders Sunuları</p>
Course Resources

Honda, H., Earthquake mechanism and seismic waves, J. Phys. Earth, 10, 1-98, 1962.

Stauder, W., The focal mechanisms of earthquakes, Adv. in Geophysics, 9, 1-76, 1962.

Khattri, K., Earthquake focal mechanism studies-A review. Earth Sci. Rev.9, 19-63, 1973.

Johnson, L.R., Seismic source theory, Review of Geophysics and Space Physics, 17(N.2), 328-336.

Aki, K. and Richards, P.G., Quantitative Seismology Theory and Methods, Vol. 1 and 2, W.H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, USA, 1980.

Kikuchi, M. and Kanamori, H., Inversion of complex body waves, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 72, 491-506, 1982.

Lay, T and T.C. Wallace, Modern Global seismology, San Diego, CA., USA, Academic Pres, 1995.

Utkucu, M., Pinar, A. and Alptekin, Ö., A detailed slip model for the 1995, October 1, Dinar, Turkey, earthquake (MS=6.1) determined from inversion of teleseismic P and SH waveforms, Geophys J. Int., 151, 184-195, 2002.

Stein, S. And Wysession, M., An introduction to seismology, earthquakes, and earth structure, Blackwell Publishing, 498 pp, 2003.

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
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods.
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
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
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. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 25
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 25
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 15 15
Assignment 1 15 15
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 15 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6