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CIVIL 720 – EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING (15 Points, FC 2013) CO-ORDINATOR: Dr Tam Larkin LECTURERS: A Prof Nawawi Chouw and Dr Tam Larkin PRESENTATION: The course will be given as a series of lectures in the School of Engineering. A single class of approximately 2.5 hours duration will be held in the late afternoon/early evening each week. This is intended to assist students from industry to get to the classes. WEIGHTING: Final exam 70% Assignments 30% COURSE OUTLINE: The course is divided between an introduction to structural engineering aspects and engineering seismology. The course begins with basic dynamics and endeavours to provide a means of understanding earthquake forces and seismic effects on civil infrastructure. The work on engineering seismology covers the origins of earthquake motion at a site and estimation of seismic hazard. The engineering seismology section provides a means of understanding the background to the development of the code NZS 1170.5 (2004). TEXTBOOK: There is no textbook that completely covers the topics in the course. Hand-out material will be used in lectures and this will be supplemented by copies of research material. Required preliminary reading is the book “Earthquakes” (2nd edition) by G. Eiby. A reading list will be supplied. LIST OF TOPICS: A selection from the following: Engineering seismology Dynamics and structural aspects 1. Plate tectonics and the structure of the earth 1. Basic mathematical concepts 2. Seismic stress waves 2. Response spectra and Fourier spectra 3.Earthquake source mechanisms 3. Seismic design spectra and structural design 4. Attenuation of seismic stress waves 4. Force based design 5. Seismo-tectonics of New Zealand and 5. Displacement based design relationship to NZS 1170.5 6. Base Isolation and energy dissipation 6. Magnitude – frequency relationships 7. Response of adjacent structures 7. Site effects 8. Soil-structure interaction 8. Seismic hazard analyses 9. Consequence of near-source earthquakes 9. Strong motion recorders and signal processing 10. Topographical amplification of ground motion 11. Elastic seismic design spectra 12. Inelastic seismic design spectra 13. Numerical integration of earthquake records Note: Not all topics will be covered.