Course Title : Earthquake Engineering/Lifeline Engineering

Code 10F261
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 4th
Location C1-191
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor J. Kiyono, A. Igarashi

Course Description

This course deals with the mechanism and propagation characteristics of the seismic ground motion that often greatly affects the urban society, in particular the wave generation in the earthquake fault and the ground vibration analysis, and the elastic and elastoplastic response of the structures to the seismic ground motions. The topics include the dynamic response characteristics of RC/steel structures, current seismic response control technology, basic theory and technical development of lifeline earthquake engineering, thoretical aspect of lifeline management and safety assessment learned from past damage experience.


Course Goals

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Principles of seismic design of structures 2 Fundamental thories on dynamic response of nonlinear elastoplastic structural systems and representative seismic design principles
Seismic performance of concrete and steel structures 1 Essentials and current issues related to seismic performance and design of RC and steel structures
Seismic response control and seismic retrofit of structures 1 Idea and current issues on seismic isolation, seismic response control techniques for enhancement of seismic performance of structures, and seismic retrofit and rehabilitation of existing structures
Achievement evaluation 1 Students' achievements in understanding of the course material are evaluated.


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