Seismic Hazard Assessment

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE/ES - Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology
Term:
Fall 2012
Teacher(s):
NORM ABRAHAMSON, MARCO PAGANI
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
24/09/2012 – 19/10/2012

Earthquake generation: Earth structure, plate tectonics, fault rupture and elastic rebound; seismic waves and phases. Earthquake observation: seismographs and seismograms; hypocentral location; fault plane solution; magnitude and seismic moment; instrumental and historical seismicity. Elements of seismic hazard: surface fault rupture; tsunami; liquefaction; landslides; ground shaking. Earthquake strong-motion: intensity scales and isoseismal maps; accelerographs and accelerograms; strong-motion parameters; response spectra; ground-motion prediction equations; near-source effects. Seismic hazard analysis: deterministic hazard assessment; probabilistic hazard assessment; hazard mapping and zonation; site effects; response spectra as output from hazard assessment; generation of acceleration time series; selection and scaling of accelerograms; hazard-consistent earthquake scenarios.

Suggested readings:

- Bolt, B. A. (1999) Earthquakes, 4th Edition, W.H. Freeman & Co.
- Kramer, S. L. (1996) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Prentice-Hall.
- Reiter, S. L. (1990) Earthquake Hazard Analysis: Issues and Insights. Columbia University Press.
- Any basic reference on Statistics, Probability, Wave Mechanics and Fourier Transform.