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CODE 94639
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/10
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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:

  • seismology
  • seismic hazard
  • site response
  • risk mitigation

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures delivered through multimedia presentations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Basics of seismology:

  • Earthquakes and seismicity
  • Earthquake source
  • Seismic waves and wave propagation
  • Earthquake location
  • Magnitude and macrosismic intensity

- Seismic hazard:

  • Ground-motion parameters
  • Deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • Hazard disaggregation

- Site effects:

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

- Risk mitigation:

  • Building codes
  • Seismic microzonation
  • Seismic monitoring and earthquake early warning systems

- Basics of seismic 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

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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.

Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

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.

Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
09/01/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale
14/02/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale
05/06/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale
26/06/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale
11/07/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale
08/09/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.