Natural hazards and assessment of design loads to civil engineering structures

Course Information
TitleΦυσικοί κίνδυνοι και εκτίμηση των φορτίσεων σχεδιασμού τεχνικών έργων / Natural hazards and assessment of design loads to civil engineering structures
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013342

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. ΑΣΤΕ01-2016Christos Anagnostopoulos, Kyriazis Pitilakis, Theodora Tika
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
Natural hazards: Earthquakes, landslides and floods. Understanding natural hazards and their impact to build and natural environment and evaluation of the design loads of structures.
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)
(α) Introduction to seismology, seismic hazard and risk, dynamic soil properties and seismic ground response, seismic codes. (b) Landslides: Understanding the mechanisms and the causes of landslides, general concept of the design of mitigation measures against landslides (c) Floods: Understanding floods and their impact on build and physical environment, general concepts of the design of mitigation measures against floods.
Natural hazard, earthquakes, landslides, floods
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 Assigment301
Written assigments301
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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