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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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CIVL 6490 - Earthquake Engineering

Seismology concepts including plate tectonics, fault mechanisms, quantification of earthquake size, and wave propagation. Dynamic sensors for earthquake ground motion measurement. Estimation of ground motion parameters using attenuation relationships. Linear and nonlinear dynamic analyses for evaluation of the seismic response of structures. Code-based approach to the seismic analysis and design of structural systems. Seismic design considerations for various construction materials. Base isolation and energy dissipation systems for seismic protection of structures.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: CIVL 6450.

When Offered: Upon availability of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3

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