Courses Catalogue

Earthquake Engineering And Foundation Dynamics

COURSE CODE: CIV4251
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is an advanced course in earthquake analysis and design with particular emphasis on foundation dynamics. It covers principles of engineering seismology, wave propagation soil dynamics, seismic design of foundations and retaining walls, mitigation to seismic hazards, and advanced topics in foundations.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course will expose students to earthquake analysis and design with particular emphasis on foundation dynamics and the role of mechanics and other disciplines as they relate to earthquake and foundation engineering

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Further the knowledge of different forces that affect engineering structures.

·        Understand the principles of engineering seismology

·        Understand the principles of dynamics to design structures that withstand these forces.

·        Understand the use scientific principles to assess the risks posed by these forces and mitigation.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Demonstrate competence in the history of the natural and man-made dynamic forces that affect engineering structures

·        Analyse the effect of the likely dynamic forces on structures.

·        Develop designs that can withstand dynamic forces.

·        Outline the appropriate codes and considerations in designs against dynamic forces.