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INS4055Introduction to Earthquake Resistant Building Design3+0+0ECTS:6
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Metin HÜSEM
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
To have information about th ecauses and types of earthquakes, learn to examien damaged structures, to have knowledge about current earthquake codes and rules, structural systems and their behaviour to examine, to learn earthquake resistance structures design rules, to learn seismic control methods and their use in the structures
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : to have knowladge about earthquakes6,101
LO - 2 : written dynamic equlibrium equations6,101
LO - 3 : describe the dynamic equilibrium equation, interpret dynamic behavior of vibrating systems.6,101
LO - 4 : have information about eartquake regulations6,10
LO - 5 : know seismic design code requirements and steps of earthquake resistant design. interpret reasons of earthquake damages.6,10
LO - 6 : aware of the role of architectures and geologist in the earthquake resistant design.6,101
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
* Generl information abou earthquake, causes and types of earthquake, earthquake parameters, Turkey's seismicity, earthquakes in recent years *Structures damage after eartquakes, erthquake behaviours of structures, damage to structural elements, damage to non structural elemenmts, shear damages in columns, short column behaviour, Causes of earthquake damages, investigation of structures damaged by earthquake * Structural systems used in structures, frame systems, frame-wall systems, wall systems, tube systems *Earthquake resistance structural design, safety against earthquakes in structures, earthquake codes and their principles, calculation methods, seismic control methods in structures
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1General information about earthquake; causes of earthquake, plate theory
 Week 2Tectonic earthquakes, earthquakes, artificial earthquakes, faults, earthquake parameters
 Week 3Turkey's earthquake and seismic effects and occurred so far Dynamic equilibrium equations
 Week 4Dynamic parameters Damage after building
 Week 5Structural damage after earthquake
 Week 6Structural systems used in buildings and their behavior
 Week 7Structural systems used in buildings and their behavior
 Week 8Structural systems used in buildings and their behavior
 Week 9midterm exam
 Week 10Earthquake safety in buildings
 Week 11Earthquake regulations and design principles
 Week 12Earthquake regulations and design principles
 Week 13Design principles of earthquake resistant building
 Week 14Seismic control methods in earthquake resistant structure design
 Week 15Seismic control methods in earthquake resistant structure design
 Week 16end-of-trem exam
Textbook / Material
2Deprem Yönetmeliği
3Celep, Z., "Deprem Mühendisliğine Giriş ve Depreme Dayanıklı Yapı Tasarımı", Beta Basın Yayım Dağıtım, İstanbul 2015.
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Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 15/11/2022 60 50
End-of-term exam 16 04/01/2023 60 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Arasınav için hazırlık 12 1 12
Arasınav 2 1 2
Ödev 6 4 24
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 12 1 12
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Total work load136