ENGG(SERC) 2-911: Earthquake Engineering – (L-T-P-C) : 3-0-0-3  

Faculty: Dr. P. Kamatchi & Shri G.V. Rama Rao

Elements of Engineering Seismology – Causes of earthquakes – seismic waves – magnitude and intensity -characteristics of strong earthquake ground motions – Seismic Susceptibility of Indian Subcontinent; Introduction to theory of vibrations – Flexibility of long and short period structures – concept of response spectrum; Seismic design philosophy – Concept of Earthquake Resistant Design.

Building forms for earthquake resistance – Building Systems – Rigid Frames, Braced Frames, Shear Walls – Structural Configuration; Evaluation of earthquake load on structures based on IS: 1893 – response spectrum method – 3 D computer analysis of building – Importance of detailing IS 13920

Seismic design provisions for bridges, dams, tanks and Industrial structures; Performance of structures under past earthquakes – Lessons learnt – Behaviour of RC, steel, Masonry and prestressed concrete structures under cyclic loading ; Seismic design of non-engineered construction; Soil performance – Soil liquefaction – Soil structure interaction; Seismic evaluation and retrofitting of structures; Modern Concepts: Introduction to Passive and Active Control of Civil Engineering Structures, Base Isolation, energy dissipation devices, Adaptive systems – Case studies