Elements Of Earthquake Engineering (CV474)

Course Name: 

Elements Of Earthquake Engineering (CV474)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Engineering seismology - Plate tectonics, Earthquake mechanism, Seismic zoning map of India, seismic waves, earthquake magnitude and intensity, seismic vulnerability, hazard and risk, Introduction to the theory of vibrations - simple SDOF systems, response spectra, Performance of structures, Lessons from past earthquakes, causes of failure and damage Aseismic design of structures - Philosophy & Principles of earthquake resistant design, building forms and architectural design concepts, Introduction to seismic codes, Calculation of equivalent static earthquake forces. Restoration and retrofitting of existing structures.


1) A.K.Chopra, Dynamics of Structures, Prentice Hall, 2002 IITKanpur, Earthquake Tips,www.nicee.org

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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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