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SEISMIC HAZARD AND RISK

CODE 94639
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 1st year of 10553 ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT(LM-26) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course will consist of 45 hours of lessons dealing with topics related to seismic risk. The aim is to provide basic skills of seismic hazard, local seismic response, seismic microzonation, seismic monitoring, and post-earthquake emergency management.    

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course is designed to provide the fundamental principles of seismic hazard and risk. Basic concepts of seismology and seismometry will be discussed before focusing on deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Subsequently, methods for ground response analysis will be presented in order to provide general knowlegde on site effects (e.g., ground motion amplification, seismic slope stability, soil liquefaction). Finally, the basics of seismic microzonation and building codes will be discussed.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to train the student on the theme of seismic risk. The goal is to create a figure with skills in:

    • seismic hazard
    • site response
    • seismic microzonization
    • post-earthquake emergency

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures delivered through multimedia presentations.

    Due to COVID19 emergency, lectures of the first semester will be carried out online by using Microsoft Teams. Video recording will be guaranteed. Conversely, practical activities will take place in laboratory (if possible), with multiple shifts if necessary. All laboratory activities will be carried out in compliance with the capacity limits of the laboratories and the distance required by current legislation following the emergency COVID19.

    Please refer to AulaWeb for further informations about the measures for the prevention and management of the epidemiological emergency caused by Covid-19.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    - Basics of seismology:

    • Earthquakes and seismicity
    • Stress and strain
    • Earthquake source
    • Seismic waves
    • Wave propagation
    • Magnitude and macrosismic intensity

    - Seismic monitoring and early warning:

    • Basics of seismometry
    • Seismic monitoring networks
    • Early warning systems

    - Seismic hazard:

    • Seismic catalog
    • Seismogenic zoning and faults
    • Ground-shaking parameters
    • Ground motion prediction equations
    • Methods for probabilistic or deterministic hazard estimates

    - Ground Seismic Response:

    • Ground motion amplification (1D, 2D, 3D site effects)
    • Methods for ground response analysis
    • Co- and post-seismic effects: earthquake-induced landslides, soil liquefaction

    - Seismic codes for buildings, seismic microzonation, and Emergency Limit Conditions (CLE) assessment

    - Basics of risk assessment

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • Teaching material will be provided during the course (all lectures will be stored on Aulaweb)
    • S.L. Kramer, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SIMONE BARANI (President)

    EGIDIO ARMADILLO

    ANDREA CEVASCO

    GABRIELE FERRETTI

    DANIELE SPALLAROSSA

    GIACOMINO PEPE (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of an oral test (3 questions on topics covered during the course). The exam is passed if the student has obtained a grade greater than or equal to 18.

    Please refer to AulaWeb for further informations about the measures for the prevention and management of the epidemiological emergency caused by Covid-19.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam will focus on the topics covered during the lectures and will aim to assess the achievement of the appropriate level of knowledge. The ability to present the topics clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated. The degree of detail required for each topic will be provided during lectures.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/12/2021 10:00 SAVONA Orale
    10/01/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
    15/02/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
    06/06/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
    27/06/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
    12/07/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
    09/09/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Regular attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.