Course Code: 5620490
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. YALIN ARICI
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620305 | 5620383
The course set above should be completed before taking CE490 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING .

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to teach the basic concepts of earthquake resistant design to a B.S. level Civil Engineer.

Course Content

Nature and causes of earthquakes, earthquake magnitude and intensity, earthquake ground motions. Seismic response analysis of simple structures. Elastic response spectra, design spectrum. Equivalent lateral load procedure, response spectrum analysis procedure. Earthquake design criteria. Seismic codes. Application of capacity design principles to frame structures. Prerequisites: CE 383 and CE 305

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that students should be able to; * Suggest possible causes for the movements of the plates * Describe convergent, divergent, and transform types of plate boundaries * Describe elastic rebound theory as it is related to seismic activity * Distinguish between earthquake magnitude and earthquake damage (intensity) * Understand why earthquakes occur, how they are measured and categorized and the effect they may have on engineering structures * Understand the concepts of seismic forces and how they relate to engineered slopes and infrastructure * Predict the Dynamic Behavior of simple structural systems * Develop an understanding of structural dynamics of simple systems subject to harmonic, impulse and/or arbitrary loading * Construct eigenvalue solution algorithms * Employ the Response Spectrum Analysis Method for Earthquake resistant R/C Buildings * Apply the Basic Principles of Conceptual Design for Earthquake resistant R/C Buildings. * Carry out the detailed design of Earthquake resistant R/C Buildings. * Understand the concepts and implementation of TEC(1998) and other common seismic design codes