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CE629A: Earthquake Analysis And Design Of Structures

Course Description

This is a basic course in Earthquake Engineering. The primary objective of the course is to enable students to develop an understanding of the seismic hazard, response of structures to earthquakes, and philosophy of earthquake resistant design of structures.

Course Content

Characteristics of earthquakes; Earthquake response of structures; Concept of earthquake resistant design; Code provisions of design of buildings; Design of liquid storage tanks; Liquefaction; Non-engineered construction; Special topics: bridges, dams, strengthening of existing buildings.