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INS3018Introduction to Earthquake Engineering3+0+0ECTS:5
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Practical
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDoç. Dr. Ayşegül DURMUŞ DEMİR
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
It is aimed to teach students the principles of earthquake resistant structural design.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : know wave equation and its solutions.1,51,3,6
LO - 2 : aware of dimensions of hazard if earthquake performance of structures are weak.1,51,3,6
LO - 3 : interpret dynamic behavior of vibrating systems.1,51,3,6
LO - 4 : know seismic design code requirements.1,51,3,6
LO - 5 : know steps of earthquake resistant design.1,51,3,6
LO - 6 : interpret reasons of earthquake damages.1,51,3,6
LO - 7 : aware of the role of architectures and geologist in the earthquake resistant design.1,51,3,6
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
General knowledge of earthquake and earthquake engineering. Earthquake waves. Magnitude and intensity of earthquake. Earthquake zones. Earthquake acceleration. Intensity scale. Dynamics of vibration systems. Earthquake codes and Turkish Earthquake Code. Response spectrums. Mode Superposition method. Time-history analysis. Earthquake damages. Principle of earthquake resistant structural design and analysis.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1General knowledge of earthquake and earthquake engineeringMühendislik yönünden deprem olayı ve deprem mühendisliği hakkında genel bilgiler
 Week 2Earthquake waves.
 Week 3Magnitude and intensity of earthquake
 Week 4Earthquake zones
 Week 5Earthquake acceleration
 Week 6Intensity scale
 Week 7Dynamics of vibration systems
 Week 8Earthquake codes and Turkish Earthquake Code
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Response spectrums
 Week 11Mode Superposition method
 Week 12Second Mid Term Exam
 Week 13Time-history analysis
 Week 14Earthquake damages
 Week 15Principle of earthquake resistant structural design and analysis
 Week 16End-of-term exam
Textbook / Material
1-CELEP, Z., KUMBASAR, N., "Deprem Mühendisliğine Giriş ve Depreme Dayanıklı Yapı Tasarımı", Beta Dağıtım, İstanbul.
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Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 2 50
End-of-term exam 16 2 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 2 14 28
Sınıf dışı çalışma 1 10 10
Arasınav için hazırlık 4 1 4
Arasınav 1 1 1
Ödev 3 3 9
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 4 2 8
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load61