Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

Course Information
TitleΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΣΕΙΣΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΕΙΣΜΙΚΗ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ / Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000145

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 40
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses743
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses743
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)743
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses743

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΓ2500
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΤΓ0300 Engineering Geology I
  • ΤΓ0500 Soil Mechanics I
General Prerequisites
Physics, Mathematics, Geology
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction in Seismology (earth structure and kinematics, tectonics and faulting, earthquakes parameters and source mechanisms, seismic waves, earthquake recorders and instrumental networks, seismic energy and intensity) • Engineering Seismology (seismicity, attenuation laws, seismic hazard assessment and risk, earthquake and strong ground motion) • Strong Ground Motion (recordings, appearance types, affecting factors, attenuation, duration, local site conditions, Fourier and response spectra, design spectra, seismic codes) • Soil Dynamics (dynamic loads, stress-deformation relationship, geotechnical field and laboratory testing, geophysical conventional and passive methods) • Seismic Response (strength of soil under dynamic loads, liquefaction, response of soil deposits, site effects and resonance characteristics, evaluation in time and frequency domain, design earthquake and spectra)
Seismology, Engineering Seismology, Strong Ground Motion, Soil Dynamics, Seismic Response
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work40.1
Reading Assigment40.1
Interactive Teaching in Information Center30.1
Written assigments200.7
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)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεωτεχνική σεισμική μηχανική Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11425 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2010 Συγγραφείς: Πιτιλάκης Κυριαζής ISBN: 978-960-456-226-8 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ι.Κ.Ε.
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