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Lecturer: Valerio Poggi

Seismic Hazard and Engineering Seismology a.y. 2020/21

Programma

Goals and course structure
The course aims at providing the students with the essential knowledge and skills to face most common seismology problems in engineering and applied geophysical practice. The course splits into two main blocks. In the first module, topics of engineering interest are discussed, such as intensity measures, ground motion prediction equations, earthquake occurrence analysis, seismotectonics, seismic hazard assessment (deterministic and probabilistic); in the second module hints of theoretical seismology are provided, with a focus on wave propagation and source representation issues.

Practicum
The course is complemented by laboratory in-class activity, a number of selected readings and homework assignments, with a focus on the use of the computer to solve simple problems of seismological interest. 

Prerequisites
Advanced calculus and linear algebra are useful, although not a requirement for the course. The course lab will make use of Python language for some exercises, therefore some familiarity with computer programming is recommended.

Qualification
The course is concluded by both a practical exercise and a written exam. The practical part consists in the discussion of a personal project developed during the laboratory hours of the course. The student is expected to present his elaboration to the class and to the examiner by means of a brief slide show (10min. plus some time for questions). The written exam consists of a test with multiple questions about specific topics, freely excerpt from the course program.

Svolgimento

Week

Date

Lecture hours

From__ To__

Tutorial hours

From__ To___

Subject

Tot

h

1

12/04

09.00-12.00

 

Course Introduction; Earthquakes and faults

3

13/04

09.00-12.00

 

Seismotectonics; Ground motion measurements

3

14/04

09.00-12.00

 

Earthquake size: intensity and magnitude

3

15/04

09.00-12.00

 

Seismic catalogues; Seismic occurrence analysis

3

16/04

 

09.00-12.00

PSHA Modeling Laboratory

3

2

19/04

09.00-12.00

 

Ground motion prediction Equations

3

20/04

09.00-12.00

 

Deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard assessment; Disaggregation

3

21/04

09.00-12.00

 

Wave types and seismograms

3

22/04

 

09.00-12.00

PSHA Modeling Laboratory

3

23/04

 

09.00-11.00

Exercises – Revision / Question

2

3

27/04

09.00-12.00

 

Seismic source representation

3

28/04

09.00-12.00

 

Wave propagation in heterogenous earth

3

29/04

 

09.00-12.00

PSHA Modeling Laboratory

3

30/04

 

09.00-11.00

Exercises – Revision / Question

2

4

03/05

09.00-12.00

 

Earthquake location and Inverse problems

3

04/05

09.00-12.00

 

Seismometers and seismic networks

3

05/05

09.00-12.00

 

Ambient vibration seismology

3

06/05

 

09.00-11.00

Exercises – Revision / Question

2

07/03

09.00-12.00

 

Exam

3

Bibliografia

• Stein S., and M. Wysession. An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure. 1st ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell, September 2002. ISBN 9780865420786. 
• Kramer, S.L., Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN 0133749436
• Lecture notes, scientific articles and tutorials will be provided throughout the course

Esame

Grading
ACTIVITIES                      PERCENTAGE
Class participation                     10%
Project presentation 20%
Final Exam 70%

Ciclo :  XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI

Tipologia corso : Caratterizzante

Curriculum : Ingegneria Sismica e Sismologia

Periodo: Semestre II

Anno accademico: 2020-2021