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Earthquake Engineering

Seismic Risk of Structures

1. Introduction to Seismic Risk of Structures
2. The estimation of seismic loss of structures in the PBEE framework
2.1. Probabilistic seismic demand analysis through a reliability-based design approach
2.2. Seismic fragility
2.3. Seismic risk
3.1. Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
3.2. Annual seismic loss and risk
4. Regional economic models

Assessment of Seismic Hazard of Territory

1. Introduction to Assessment of Seismic Hazard of Territory
2. Assessment of seismic hazard. General and detailed seismic zoning
2.1. Seismogeological method
2.2. Seismotectonical methods
2.3. Seismostructural method
2.4. Tektonophysical method
2.5. Method of allocating quasihomogeneous zones
2.6. Method of seismoactive nodes
2.7. Paleoseismological method
2.8. Detailed seismic zoning
2.8.1. Definition of earthquake sources
2.8.2. Definition of reoccurrence characteristics
2.8.3. Estimation of earthquake effect
2.8.4. Determination of hazard
3. Seismic microzonation of territory
3.1. Instrumental method of seismic microzonation
3.2. Calculational method of seismic microzonation
3.3. Instrumental-calculational method of seismic microzonation
3.4. Relief influence on the earthquake intensity in SMZ problems
3.5. Seismic microzonation of Vladikavkaz city
4. Specified seismic fault and design seismic motion

Understanding the Multidimensionality of the Phenomena

1. Introduction to Understanding the Multidimensionality of the Phenomena
2. Geotechnical earthquake hazards
2.1. A “soft” interpretation of ground motions
3. Cognitive Computing
3.1. Computational intelligence: Soft Computing technologies
3.1.1. Comparative characteristics of SC tools
3.1.2. Intelligent Combinations of SC
4. Cognitive models of ground motions
4.1. Spatial variation of soil dynamic properties
4.2. Attenuation laws for rock site (outcropping motions)
4.3. Generation of artificial time series: Accelerograms application
4.4. Effects of local site conditions on ground motions
4.5. Liquefaction phenomena: potential assessment and lateral displacements estimation

Full-Wave Ground Motion Forecast for Southern California

1. USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps
2. A Physics-based seismic hazard model: CyberShake
3. Comparisons between USGS and CyberShake hazard maps
4. ElarmS: Earthquake alarms systems for California
5. Rapid full-wave CMT inversion

Soil-Structure Interaction

1. Introduction to Soil-Structure Interaction
2. Peculiarities of the SSI definition
3. Basic superposition
4. Classification of methods: direct and impedance approaches
4.1. Direct approach
4.2. Impedance approach
5. Sample 1D SSI problem as an example of different approaches to SSI analysis
6. Impedances in the frequency domain
7. Soil non-linearity – SHAKE ideology – Contact non-linearity
8. Non-mandatory assumptions
9. Some examples of the SSI effects in practice
10. Soil-Structure Interaction Conclusions

Seismic Performance and Simulation of Behavior of Structures

1. Introduction to Seismic Performance of Historical and Monumental Structures
2. Seismic design and construction practice in Turkey
2.1. Construction materials and deterioration of historical structures
2.2. Construction practice and techniques
3. Post-earthquake surveys
4. Observed earthquake damage
4.1. Earthquake damage in historical mosques
5. Dynamic analysis of representative masonry minarets
6. Summary and conclusions of Seismic Performance

Bridge Embankments – Seismic Risk Assessment and Ranking

1. Introduction to Seismic Risk Assessment and Ranking
2. Seismic vulnerability and ranking of bridge embankments
3. Input variables
4. Embankment vulnerability analysis
5. Seismic Risk Ranking parameters
6. Seismic Risk Category identification
7. Seismic Risk Ranking and prioritization
8. Step-by-step seismic risk identification of bridge embankments
9. Seismic Risk Bridges in the commonwealth of Kentucky
10. Seismic Risk Embankment properties
11. Vulnerability analysis of I-24 bridge embankment in Kentucky
12. Category identification, ranking, and prioritization of the I-24 bridge embankments in Western Kentucky
13. Seismic Risk Summary and conclusions

Dynamic Behaviour of the Confederation Bridge Under Seismic Loads

1. Introduction to Confederation Bridge Under Seismic Loads
2. Description of the bridge
3.1. Seismic design parameters
3.2. Seismic hazard for the bridge location
3.3. Scenario earthquakes for the bridge location
4. Modelling of the bridge
5. Calibration of the model using data of full scale test
6. Seismic excitations for time-history analysis
7. Bridge Under Seismic Loads Dynamic analysis and results
8. Bridge Under Seismic Loads Discussion of results
9. Bridge Under Seismic Loads Conclusions