UE Engineering seismology

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The Engineering Seismology course aims to provide students with an overview of the latest issues and methods for quantitative estimation of seismic hazard and risk. A basic knowledge of seismology is required. The course develops these specific topics: seismic wave radiation at the earthquake source, wave propagation and attenuation in the Earth's crust, wave amplification in the subsurface soils (site effects), empirical (Green's functions, ground-motion models GMPE/GMM) and numerical methods for the prediction of strong motions (with a particular emphasis on uncertainties), probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) that combines earthquake recurrence models and ground-motion models, vulnerability of buildings to seismic shaking and their dynamic response, and the specificities of the urban environment. The course addresses these topics with a physical approach (understanding, measurement and quantification of phenomena) but also with a regulatory approach (consideration of these phenomena in seismic standards, microzonation).

Recommended prerequisite

Basic knowledge of seismology, tectonics, statistics.