Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Seismic Source and Spectrum Characteristics JFM 623 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN
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Course Objective To give detailed knowladge about seismic source and to teach the calculation methods of other source parameters to the graduade students
Course Content Natural and artificial seismic source classification; Definition of point and plane sources; Source time function; Calculation and examination of source spectrum; Knowledge obtained from source spectrum: low frequency amplitude level, corner frequency and high frequency level; Obtaining other source parameters from source spectrum: Seismic moment, fault area, stress drop; Calculation of radiated energy. Examination of current articles about seismic spectrum and source parameters
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Classify seismic events Lecture, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Testing,
2 Can interpret seismic spectrum Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing,
3 Calculate source parameters Lecture, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Natural and artificial seismic source classification
2 Definition of point sources
3 Definition of plane sources
4 Definition of source time function
5 Calculation of source spectrum
6 Examination of source spectrum; Determination of low frequency amplitude level
7 Determination of corner frequency and high frequency level
8 Obtaining other source parameters from source spectrum: Calculation of seismic moment
9 Calculation of fault area
10 Calculation of stress drop
11 Calculation of radiated energy
12 Examination of current articles about Seismic spectrum and source parameters
13 Examination of current articles about seismic spectrum and source parameters
14 Examination of current articles about seismic spectrum and source parameters
Course Notes Lecture notes on the seismic source and the spectral properties
Course Resources 1. Lay, T. & Wallace, T.C., 1995. Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press,
New York, p.521.

2. Aki, K. and Richards, P. G., 2002, Quantitative Seismology, University Science Books, 700p.

3. Aytin, G., 1984, Spektral Analiz Yöntemleri ile Kaynak Parametrelerinin Saptanması, Yüksek Lisans Tezi, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul.
4. Horasan, G., A. Pınar, H.S. Kuleli, N. Türkelli, 1997, Determination of Source Parameters in Northwestern Turkey, The 29 th General Assembly of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth?s Interior (IASPEI), August 18-28, Thessaloniki, Greece, 99.
5. Hakemli dergilerde yayınlanmış ilgili makaleler.
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 100
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 25 25
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Workload 161
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.44
dersAKTSKredisi 6