Basics of Engineering Seismology and Seismic Hazard Analysis

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Winter 2003
Teacher(s):
EZIO FACCIOLI
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
13/01/2003 – 26/02/2003

Earthquake source and waves: Plate tectonics, fault rupture and elastic rebound; seismic gaps, seismic waves. Earthquake observation: Seismic instruments; seismic moment and magnitude; intensity scales and maps. Strong ground motion: Accelerographs; strong-motion parameters; attenuation relations; modelling of ground response. Seismic hazard: deterministic hazard assessment; probabilistic hazard analysis; hazard mapping and zonation; site effects; earthquake scenarios

Suggested readings:

  • Kasahara, K. (1981), Earthquake Mechanics, Cambridge Un. Press.
  • Richart, F. E., Hall, J., and Woods R. (1970), Vibrations of Soils and Foundations, Prentice-Hall.
  • Any basic reference on Elasticity theory, Wave Mechanics, Fourier transform, and Probability techniques.