Geotechnical Aspects of Seismic Design

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Winter 2003
Teacher(s):
GEOFFREY MARTIN
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
17/03/2003 – 30/04/2003

Earthquake Strong Motion: Basic concepts in seismology, characteristics of strong ground motion, response spectra. Behavior of soil under cyclic loading: stress-strain behavior, modulus and damping, liquefaction. Site response analyses: equivalent linear, non-linear and effective stress dynamic response analyses, liquefaction hazard evaluation. Seismic stability of slopes: deformation analyses, liquefaction induced lateral spreads. Earth dams: earthquake response analyses, seismic design. Foundations: soil-structure interaction, seismic design of pile foundations, capacity design concepts. Retaining Walls: earth pressures, bridge abutments. Ground Remediation: vibro-compaction, deep soil mixing.

Suggested readings:

  • Kramer, S.L., (1996) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall.