Basic knowledge to explore soil dynamic problems, introduction into geotechnical earthquake engineering and solve simple problems
Goal 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.
Basics 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.
book (in German, see there), supported with paper and notes, which will be made available online
Towhata, I. (2008) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Springer Verlag, Berlin
Kramer, S. L. (1996) Geotechnical earthquake engineering. Pearson Education India.
Prerequisites / Notice
Basic knowledge of mechanics and soil mechanics is required
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)