Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures CIV432 8 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites Not available

Language English
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. Murat Emre KARTAL
Instructors Prelector NAİL DEĞİRMENCİ
Goals To teach how to design earthquake resistant structures using Earthquake Resistant Design Codes.
Contents Introduction; earthquake zones of Turkey, concept of earthquake resistant structural design, factors affecting architectural design; structural irregularities; Symmetry and continuity of structures; optimum design of frame and shear wall systems; design principles of beam, column, slab, shear wall, foundations; earthquake resistant design of masonry structures; earthquake resistant design of steel structures.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 To teach Turkish earthquake zones and how an earthquake happens?
2 One can know the design principles of earthquake resistant structures.
3 One can classify structural irregularities and learn their causes.
4 One can design structural elements and structures according to related earthquake resistant design codes.
5 One can design steel and masonry structures according to related earthquake resistant design code.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Learning by writing and teaching items on the board, question-answer.
Assessment Methods Exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction review sources
2 The causes and types of earthquakes. review sources
3 Earthquake parameters review sources
4 The rules that should be obeyed in architectural project. review sources
5 The rules that should be obeyed in architectural project. review sources
6 Load-bearing structural elements. review sources
7 Load-bearing structures. review sources
8 Load-bearing structures. review sources
9 To obtain response spectrums. review sources
10 Specifications for the structures to be built in disaster areas review sources
11 Equivalent lateral force method. review sources
12 Mode superposition method review sources
13 Mode superposition method. review sources
14 Design applications. review sources

Textbook Lecture notes.
Additional Resources 1) Z.Celep, N.Kumbasar, 1992 Deprem Mühendisliğine Giriş ve Depreme Dayanıklı yapı Tasarımı. 2) H. Eyidoğan, A. Barka, 1996, Deprem ve Deprem Kaynakları. 3) H. Boduroğlu, O. Ergünay, O. Gündoğdu, S.S. Tezcan, 1999, Deprem. 4) C. Arnold, 1989, Architectural Considerations, The Seismic Design Handbook, Structural Engineering Series. 5) D. J. Dowrick, 1987, Eartquake Resistant Design for Engineers and Arhitects.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License.
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 13 3 39
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 13 3 39
Assignments 1 12 12
Projects 1 20 20
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 137
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.57
ECTS Credit of the Course 5