Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Goetechnical Earthquake Engineering INM 609 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective Forces acting to the soil structures become different during earthquakes relating to the soil conditions, so design and constructions methods change. Taking precautions and soil improving are necessary for reducing damages in liquefiable and weak soil areas.
Course Content Introduction-Earthquakes-Seismic risk and damages-Characteristics of stress-Strain and shear resistance-Dynamic soil tests-Soil amplification-Soil liquefaction-Evaluation methods of soil liquefaction-Precautions against liquifiable soils-Foundation design in seismic risk areas-Slope stability in seismic risk areas-Behaviour of retaining walls duing earthquakes-Numerical methods in the geotechnical earthquake engineering-Presentings homeworks.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can design shallow foundations for earthquake conditions. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
2 He/She can make liquefaction analysis by using in situ test data. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She can calculate earthquake-induced settlement. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She can propose the method of soil improvement technique. Drilland Practice, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Earthquakes-seismic risk and damages
3 Soil investigation
4 Dynamic soil tests (CTX application)
5 Characteristics of stress-strain and shear resistance
6 Soil amplification
7 Soil liquefaction
8 Soil liquefaction
9 Foundation design in seismic risk areas
10 Earthquake induced settlements
11 Slope stability in seismic risk areas
12 Behaviour of retaining walls during earthquakes
13 Soil improvement
14 Presentations
Course Notes [1] Assist.Prof.Dr.Sedat Sert, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Lecture Notes
Course Resources [2] Ishihara, K. (1996) Soil Behaviour in Earthquake Geotechnics, Oxford Engineering Science Series, Oxford Science Publications, Clarendon Press, Oxford
[3] TC4 Committee of ISSMFE, (1993). Manual for Zonation on Seismic Geotechnical Hazard. Japan Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
[4] Bolt, B.(1995) Earthquakes, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York
[5] Kramer, S.L. (1996) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall, New Jersey
[6] Youd,L.T. & Idriss, I.M. (1997) Evaluation of Liquefaction Resistance of Soils, Proceedings of the NCEER Workshop, NCEER Technical Report 97-0022, State University of new York at Buffalo, New York
[7] Liam Finn,W.D.(1991) Dynamic Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Proc. of ASCE Spe.Conf. Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics II. pp523-591.
[8] Japan Society of Civil Engineers (2000) Earthquake Resistant Design Codes in Japan, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Tokyo, Japan
[9] B.M.Das, Principles of Soil Dynamics, 1993.
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 40
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 20
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignment 2 10 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6