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  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering)
    by Ikuo Towhata


Sl. No.ModuleContentsNo. of
1Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake EngineeringScope and objective; Nature and types of earthquake loading; Importance of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


2Basics of Vibration theoryConcept of dynamic load, Earthquake load, Single degree of freedom system, Multiple degree of freedom system, Free and forced vibrations, Damped and undamped systems, Equation of Motion, Response spectra.


3Engineering SeismologyBasic Seismology, Earthquake, List of major earthquakes, Causes of earthquakes, Sources of earthquake data, Elastic rebound Theory, Faults, Plate tectonics, Seismograph and Seismogram, Prediction of Earthquakes,  Protection against earthquake damage, Origin of Universe,  Layers of Earth,  Theory of Continental Drift, Hazards due to Earthquakes.


4Strong Ground MotionSize of Earthquake: Magnitude and Intensity of Earthquake, Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, Measuring of Earthquake, Earthquake Magnitude- Local (Richter) magnitude, surface wave magnitude, Moment magnitude, Seismic energy, Correlations.  Spectral Parameters: Peak Acceleration, Peak Velocity, Peak Displacement, Frequency Content and duration, Spatial Variability of Ground Motion, Attenuation Relationships,  Fourier Amplitude Spectra, Arias Intensity.


5Wave PropagationElastic response of continua (one, two and three dimensional wave equations); Waves in unbound media; Waves in semi-infinite media; Waves in layered media, Mohorovicic Discontinuity and Gutenberg Discontinuity, Seismic Travel Time Curve, Three Circle Method for locating an Earthquake’s Epicentre.


6Dynamic Soil PropertiesStiffness, damping and plasticity parameters of soil and their determination (laboratory testing, intrusive and non intrusive in-situ testing); Correlations of different soil parameters; Liquefaction (basics, evaluation and effects), Liquefaction hazard map, Lateral Spreading.


7Seismic Hazard AnalysisMagnitude Indicators, Segmentation, Deterministic Seismic Hazard Analysis (DSHA), Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA), Earthquake Source Characterization, Gutenberg-Richter recurrence law, Predictive relationships, temporal uncertainty, Probability computations, Seismic Hazard Curve, Logic tree methods.


8Site Response AnalysisGround Response Analysis, Transfer Function, Non-linear approach. Site Classification.


9Seismic Analysis and Design of Various Geotechnical StructuresPseudo-static method, Pseudo-dynamic method, other dynamic methods, Seismic analysis of retaining wall, Seismic slope stability analysis, Behaviour of reinforced soil under seismic conditions, Seismic design of retaining structures, Seismic analysis of Tailings Dam, Seismic displacement based analysis, seismic design of shallow foundations, seismic design of pile foundations, seismic uplift capacity of ground anchors, seismic design of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills. Codal provisions/guidelines for seismic design of geotechnical structures.


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