Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering module (CE50025)

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This module is intended to introduce the field of earthquake geotechnical engineering and particularly the behaviour of soils under rapid or cyclical loading. The effects of strong ground motion on structures will be discussed accounting for the seismic behaviour of foundations. The wider connotations of these principles across a diverse range of other practical dynamic loading problems such as blast, machinery or vibration will also be taught. On completion of the module, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to assess the hazard posed to structural engineering and construction by earthquakes and dynamic loads, and be able to design against these to produce resilient structures and apply appropriate remedial measures to existing systems.