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Title: Seismic Shaking and Earthquake Engineering PDF
Url: http://www.neckers.siu.edu/pinter/pdf/SeisShakingEx.pdf
Creator: Pinter, Nicholas
Pinter, Susann
Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dept. of Geology
Description: In this exercise, students will investigate the effects of earthquakes on Earth materials and on buildings. Introductory materials discuss seismic shaking (ground motion), material amplification by loose or unconsolidated deposits, and the concept of fundamental period. Using the supplied data tables, they will determine peak ground acceleration, compare ground shaking on bay mud, alluvium, and bedrock substrates, and compare fundamental period for buildings of various heights. They will also examine a case study comparing the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes that struck San Francisco, determine where surficial geology amplified ground shaking, calculate ground acceleration, and calculate base shear for a hypothetical building. Study questions and a bibliography are provided.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Natural disasters
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Seismic waves. Elastic waves
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Safety measures. Hazard analysis
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Nuclear engineering. Atomic power -- Radiation environment procedures and equipment -- Safety measures -- Earthquake engineering
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General) -- Structural design -- Structural design for dynamic loads -- Earthquake resistant design
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Seismic waves
Environmental engineering -- Emergency preparedness
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
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Science Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2012-08-15 11:33:12 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2015-07-17 13:16:31 (W3C-DTF)
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