Thomas Michael Weber: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Thomas Michael Weber
Studer Engineering GmbH
Thurgauerstrasse 56
8050 Zürich
Telephone044 481 06 00
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

101-0378-00LSoil Dynamics3 credits2GI. Anastasopoulos, A. Marin, T. M. Weber
AbstractBasic knowledge to explore soil dynamic problems, introduction into geotechnical earthquake engineering and solve simple problems
ObjectiveGoal of the lecture is to achieve a basic knowledge of soil dynamics, to be able to solve simple problems and to specify the tasks for specialists for more complex problems in different fields involved.
ContentBasics of dynamics:
Differences between soil mechanics and soil dynamics. Repition of spring - mass - damping systems. Wave propagation in ideal and non ideal soil conditions.
Dynamical Soil Properties:
Constitutive Modelling of Soils, Soil parameter for different soil types. Soil liquefaction. Determination of soil parameters in field and laboratory investigation.
Applications: Vibration calculation and isolation, geotechnical earthquake engineering from seismic hazard site amplification towards aspects of design on foundations and geotechnical structures.
Lecture notesbook (in German, see there), supported with paper and notes, which will be made available online
LiteratureTowhata, I. (2008) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Springer Verlag, Berlin

Kramer, S. L. (1996) Geotechnical earthquake engineering. Pearson Education India.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge of mechanics and soil mechanics is required