May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

CEN 4024 - Seismological and Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquakes

Credits: 4
Formerly: CEN5024
Study of the characterization of earthquake hazards, incorporating principles from engineering seismology, soil dynamics, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Earthquake fundamentals, including plate tectonics, fault rupture mechanisms, and characterization of seismic sources. Theory of wave propagation and vibratory motion. Ground-motion models and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Dynamic soil behavior and influence of geologic materials on ground motions. Assessment of geotechnical effects of earthquakes, including site response, liquefaction, and seismic slope stability.
Prerequisite(s): CEN 3020  and MTH 2220