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Earthquake Engineering Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) BE Civil Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Introduction
  • Definitions of basic problems in dynamics, static v/s dynamic loads, different types of dynamic loads, undamped vibration of SDOF system, natural frequency and periods of vibration, damping in structure.
  • Response to periodic loads, response to general dynamic load, response of structure subject to round motion, use of Fourier series for periodic forces.
200.00 Mdof Systems
  • Direct determination of frequencies and mode shapes, orthogonality principle, approximate methods for determination of frequencies and mode shapes.
  • Forced vibration of MDOF system, modal analysis, applications to multistoried rigid frames subject to lateral dynamic loads including ground motion.
300.00 Seismological Background
  • Seismicity of a region,
  • earthquake faults and waves,
  • structure of earth,
  • plate tectonics,
  • elastic-rebound theory of earthquake,
  • intensity and magnitude of earthquake,
  • measurement of ground motion,
  • seismogram, earthquake frequency ,
  • local site effects,
  • seismotectonics and Seismicity of India.
400.00 Characterization of Ground Motion
  • Earthquake response spectra,
  • factors influencing response spectra,
  • design response spectra for elastic systems,
  • peak ground acceleration,
  • response spectrum shapes, deformation,
  • pseudo-velocity, pseudoacceleration response spectra.
  • Peak structural response from the response spectrum,
  • response spectrum characteristics,
  • construction site specific response spectra
500.00 Deterministic Earthquake Response
  • Types of earthquake excitation, lumped SDOF elastic systems.
  • translational excitation, lumped MDOF elastic systems, translational excitation, time history analysis, multistoried buildings with symmetric plans, multi storied buildings with un symmetric plans, torsional response of symmetric plan building, distributed - parameter elastic systems, translational excitation, combining maximum modal responses using mean square response of a sin le mode, SRSS and CQC combination of modal responses.
600.00 I. S. Code Method of Seismic Analysis
  • Seismic co-efficient method and its limitation,
  • response spectrum method, IS 1893-2002 provisions for seismic analysis of buildings and water towers,
  • seismic evaluation and retrofitting,
  • types of structural system used in building to resist earthquake loads.
700.00 Review of Damages
  • Review of damages during past earthquakes and remedial measures,
  • seismic design considerations,
  • allowable ductility demand,
  • ductility capacity,
  • reinforcement detailing for members and joints as per IS 13920.
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