Basics of Seismology and Seismic Hazard Analysis

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Winter 2005
Teacher(s):
FABIO SABETTA
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
17/02/2005 – 11/03/2005

Earthquake generation: Earth structure, plate tectonics, fault rupture and elastic rebound; seismic waves and ray theory. Earthquake observation: seismographs and seismograms; hypocentral location; fault plane solution; magnitude and seismic moment; instrumental and historical seismicity, macroseismic scales and isoseismal maps. Earthquake strong-motion: accelerographs and accelerograms; strong-motion parameters; engineering characterisation of seismic input; attenuation relationships; simulation of acceleration-time histories. Seismic hazard analysis: deterministic hazard assessment; probabilistic hazard assessment; stationary and non-stationary models; hazard mapping and zonation; site effects; simulation scenarios.

Suggested readings:

  • Bolt, B. A. (1999) Earthquakes, fourth Edition, W.H. Freeman & Co.
  • Press, F., and Siever, R. (1986), Earth, 4th ed., W.H. Freeman.
  • 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, Elasticity theory, wave Mechanics and Fourier transform.

Notes:

Dr. R. Giuliani also lectured for this course