224-0947/02 – Earthquake engineering (SI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. RNDr. Zdeněk Kaláb, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. RNDr. Zdeněk Kaláb, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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KAL05 prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Kaláb, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject focuses on the evaluation of the seismic load of structures. The graduate will be acquainted with the basics of the origin and propagation of seismic waves, the basics of earthquake physics and the distribution of earthquake foci in the Czech Republic and the world. The Eurocode 8, which is based on the recommendation for properties of the object, is used to evaluate the seismic loading of objects by earthquakes. The aim of the subject is to propose rules to minimize damage to objects due to seismic load. To take into account the comprehensive assessment of this process, three main parameters have to be taken into account: the source of vibration, the geological environment, in which spreads seismic waves and surface local geology at the assessed point (geological and/or technical problems). Main topics of the lectures: Seismic wave origin and propagation, seismic wave characteristics in the geological environment, earthquake, induced seismicity, technical seismicity, equipment, vibration evaluation using Eurocode 8, evaluation of blasts caused by blasting of explosives. The graduate will be acquainted with the basics of earthquake engineering, earthquake distribution, rules for designing building structures in seismically active areas and assessing the impact of vibrations on building objects. He will be able to actively participate in seismic measurements and their evaluation according to commonly used methodologies and standards.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations

Summary

The course continues the knowledge acquired during the study of the vibration effect of blasting works. This subject introduces graduates to the basic concepts and knowledge of the vibration field and the basic knowledge of seismology. An important area of seismic engineering is the seismic load of structures. The Eurocode 8 standard is used to assess this seismic load in Europe. In the national application annex for the Czech Republic, a new concept of a map of seismic zones is presented. The technical standard CSN 73 0040 is still used to evaluate the load by technical vibrations; e.g. International standard ISO 4866 is used in Europe.

Compulsory literature:

Villaverde, R.: Fundamental Concept of Earthquake Engineering. CRC Press, 2009. Towhaka, I.: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Springer, 2008.

Recommended literature:

Shearer, P.M.: Introduction to Seismology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. Gibowicz S.J., Kijko A.: Introduction to Mining Seismology. Academic Press, 1994.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

There are no requirements

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Main topics of the lectures: Seismic wave origin and propagation, seismic wave characteristics in the geological environment, earthquake, induced seismicity, technical seismicity, equipment, vibration evaluation using Eurocode 8, evaluation of blasts caused by blasting of explosives.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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