SEISMIC HAZARD AND RISK

SEISMIC HAZARD AND RISK

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Code
94639
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10553 ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT (LM-26) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/10
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will consist of 40 hours of lessons dealing with topics related to seismic risk. The aim is to provide basic skills of seismic hazard, local seismic response, seismic microzonation, seismic monitoring, and post-earthquake emergency management.    

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is designed to provide the fundamental principles of seismic hazard and risk mitigation. Basic concepts of seismology, earthquakes, and strong ground motion will be firstly presented to introduce procedures of deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Subsequently, methods for ground response analysis will be discussed in order to provide insight into problems as site effects and seismic slope stability. The course will end presenting procedures and systems for seismic monitoring and earthquake early warning.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to train the student on the theme of seismic risk. The goal is to create a figure with skills in:

  • seismic hazard
  • site response
  • regional seismic microzonization
  • post-earthquake emergency

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Basics of seismology:

  • Earthquakes and seismicity
  • Seismic waves
  • Wave propagation
  • Stress and strain
  • Magnitude and macrosismic intensity
  • Seismic cycle

- Seismic hazard:

  • Seismic catalog
  • Seismogenic zoning and faults
  • Ground-shaking parameters
  • Ground motion prediction equations
  • Methods for probabilistic or deterministic hazard estimates

- Ground Seismic Response:

  • Ground motion amplification (1D, 2D, 3D site effects)
  • Experimental and numerical methods for ground response analysis
  • Co- and post-seismic effects: earthquake-induced landslides, soil liquefaction
  • Seismic microzonation

- Basics of soil-structure interaction

  • Methods for structural response
  • Emergency Limit Condition Assessment (CLE)

- Seismic monitoring and early warning:

  • Seismic monitoring networks
  • Early warning procedure
  • Post-earthquake emergency management

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Teaching material provided during the course
  • S.L. Kramer, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: To be agreed with the professor

Exam Board

GIACOMINO PEPE (President)

ANDREA CEVASCO (President)

SIMONE BARANI (President)

DANIELE SPALLAROSSA

EMANUELE RASO

GABRIELE FERRETTI

EGIDIO ARMADILLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

LESSONS START

October 3, 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

Questions about the subjects dealt during the course