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Introduction to Earthquack Engineering

  • Course Code :
    SCM 525
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Structural Engineering & Construction Management

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Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: - Understand the basic concepts and main principles - Calculate the values of the essential terms Regarding characteristics of earthquakes seismic waves response of structures to earthquakes seismic design regulations requirements for different types of buildings applications

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Introduction to Earthquack Engineering

Overview: Characteristics of earthquakes: causes, seismic waves, scales, regionalization, Response of structures to earthquakes, Concept and philosophy of seismic design regulations, Minimum requirements for different types of buildings in seismic codes, Applications.

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Introduction to Earthquack Engineering


Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the main terms of characteristics of earthquakes
2- Describe the main concept of seismic waves

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze the system of seismic waves
2- Calculate the values of response of structures to earthquakes
3- Solve problems regarding seismic design regulations

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply Code provisions regarding requirements for different types of buildings
2- Prepare technical reports for applications

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Search for information and self-learning discipline


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Introduction to Earthquack Engineering

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
characteristics of earthquakes 8 6 2
seismic waves 8 6 2
response of structures to earthquakes 8 6 2
seismic design regulations 8 6 2
requirements for different types of buildings 8 6 2
applications 16 12 4
Revision 4 3 1

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Introduction to Earthquack Engineering

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lec.
Discussion
Problem Solving
Report / Present.

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Introduction to Earthquack Engineering

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00
First mid-term exam 15.00
Quizzes / Assig. 15.00
Report / Present. 15.00
Second mid-term exam 15.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

Handout notes on MOODLE

Recommended books :

"Structural Dynamics, Theory and Computations", Mario Paz, 2013

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