Experimental seismic mechanics and structural integrity from field measurements

Course Information
TitleΠειραματική σεισμική μηχανική και δομική αξιοπιστία κατασκευών με ενόργανες μετρήσεις / Experimental seismic mechanics and structural integrity from field measurements
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013346

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. ΑΣΤΕ05-2016Konstantinos Katakalos, Georgios Manolis, Georgios Manos
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The students should attend all courses Completion of a small project Written and oral exams
Learning Outcomes
After the courses, the student will know the available experimental methods for the dynamic response of structures and their basic concepts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Dynamic response/seismic behavior of structures with emphasis on experimental methods. Destructive – Non destructive tests. Behavior of virgin structural members under seismic type loads. Types of damages. Materials and methods for repair / strengthening. System identification, dynamic interactions. Dynamic response of structures with either base fixity or on base isolation subjected to dynamic or earthquake excitations (shaking table). Sensors/measurements – Numerical simulations.
Experimental methods
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment240.8
Written assigments240.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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