Course Title : Seismic Engineering Exercise

Code 10F263
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Mon 4th
Location C1-192
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture and Exercise
Language Japanese
Instructor Sawada, Takahashi

Course Description

This course provides the knowledge of simulation methods for earthquake engineering. Small groups of students are exercised in the prediction of ground motion generated by a specified seismic fault and the response analysis of structure selected by themselves considering soil-structure interaction.

Grading

Based on the performance during the course (including homework) and the results of presentation and reports.

Course Goals

At the end of this course, students will be required to have a good understanding of: - Prediction of ground motion generated by a specified seismic fault - Dynamic response analysis of structures and foundation (linear/nonlinear)

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Frequency domain analysis 1 Basics of Fourier transformation is introduced.
Modeling of structure - soil system and time domain analysis 1 Equation of motion of SR model is introduced and the integration method of the equation in time domain is explained.
Exercise of linear seismic response analysis 2 Small groups of students are exercised in elastic modeling of structures and linear response analysis in time domain and frequency domain.
Prediction of ground motion by empirical Green's function method 3 Empirical Green's function method is introduced to predict large earthquakes based on observed small earthquakes.
Seismic analysis method of soil 2 Seismic analysis method of layered half-space based on equivalent linearization method is introduced.
Nonlinear seismic analysis method of structures 2 Nonlinear modeling of structures and the integration and iterative methods of the nonlinear equation of motion in time domain are introduced.
Exercise of nonlinear seismic response analysis 3 Small groups of students are exercised in the prediction of ground motion generated by a specified seismic fault and the nonlinear response analysis of structures and foundation.
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Textbook

Not used; Class hand-outs are distributed when necessary.

Textbook(supplemental)

Prerequisite(s)

Earthquake Engineering/Lifeline Engineering (10F261), Structural Dynamics (10F227)

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