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Engineering Seismology

Code: 45547
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Josip Stipčević - Lectures
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Josip Stipčević - Exercises
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Earthquake catalogues. Gutenberg-Richter relation, estimation of the catalogue completeness. Functions of attenuation of intensity, PGA, PGV, PGD. Dynamic factor of amplification (DAF), amplification spectra for vertically incident SH-waves. Seismic hazard and risk.

The course on Engineering seismology enable students to:
- Describe the typical contents of earthquake catalogues.
- Define and discuss the Gutenberg-Richter relation, and to estimate its parameters, given an earthquake catalogue.
- To estimate the catalogue completeness with respect to the smallest magnitude and/or the time interval.
- Define properties of the Poissonian process.
- Describe main factors influencing recorded strong motion at some location.
- Compute amplification spectra for given geotechnical models of soil layers.
- Differentiate between properties of soil based on the corresponding amplification spectra.
- Differentiate between the deterministic and probabilistic approach to hazard determination.
- Argue for the properties of seismic hazard as described by a given hazard map.
  1. Agarwal, P.N.: Engineering Seismology, Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi 1991.
  2. McGuire, R. K: Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis, EERI, Oakland CA, 2004.
  3. Reiter L.: Earthquake Hazard Analysis. Columbia University Press. New York 1991.
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Attended : Seismology III
2. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory smjer - Seismology and Physics of Solid Earth
Consultations schedule: