101-0378-00L  Soil Dynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersI. Anastasopoulos, A. Marin, L. Sakellariadis, T. M. Weber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0378-00 GSoil Dynamics2 hrs
Thu09:45-11:30HIL E 8 »
I. Anastasopoulos, A. Marin, L. Sakellariadis, T. M. Weber

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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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersI. Anastasopoulos, A. Marin, L. Sakellariadis, T. M. Weber
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationGraded semester performance according to: 40% coursework report, 60% oral examination. Minimum grade 4 required for both performance assessment elements for getting the credit points

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