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  Course Description
Course Name : Applications of Earthquake and Avtive Fault on Engineering Projects

Course Code : J 436

Course Type : Optional

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Spring (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

Name of Lecturer(s) : Asst.Prof.Dr. HAKAN GÜNEYLİ

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Gets knowledge about Earthquake concept and its seismik effect.
Learns active faults and the importance of engineering.
Examines the effects of earthquakes and active faults formed in engineering applications.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the investigation of the engineering problems on regions of active fault and earthquake.

Course Contents : Engineering damages caused by seismic sources such as earthquakes and active faults, and investigation of their geotechnical concept.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Casual classroom and General Geology Laboratory

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 Active fault concept reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
2 Criteria to determine the active faults reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
3 Types of earthquakes, active fault zones, and the main earthquake zones in Turkey reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
4 Earthquake mechanisms and their properties reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
5 Types of seismic vawes and its deformation reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
6 Physical processes that occur during an earthquake reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
7 Determining of focal points and seismic sources using earthqukae waves reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
8 Mid-term exam Mid-term exam Preparation Written exam
9 Types of structural damage caused by earthquakes reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
10 Assessment of damage occurred in buildings reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
11 Preparing and understanding of intencity maps reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
12 Geotechnical probems occured in active fault zones reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
13 Engineering damages that occurred during and after the earthquake reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
14 Analogy of liquefaction reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
15 Types of liquefaction and its effects reading Theoretical lectures + presentations
16/17 Final exam Final exam Preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Yeats, R.S., Sieh, K. and Allen, C.R., (2006), Earthquake Geology, 567, Gazi Kitapevi, (Trnslt: Demirtaş, R ve Kayabalı, K.).
 Day, W.D., (2004), Geoteknikal Earthquake Engineering Handbook, 600, Gazi Kitapevi, (Trnslt: Mollamahmutoğlu, M. ve Kayabalı, K).
Required Course Material(s)

  Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria
Semester/Year Assessments Number Contribution Percentage
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 60
    Homeworks/Projects/Others 7 40
Total 100
Rate of Semester/Year Assessments to Success 40
Final Assessments 100
Rate of Final Assessments to Success 60
Total 100

  Contribution of the Course to Key Learning Outcomes
# Key Learning Outcome Contribution*
1 Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. 5
2 Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 4
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 3
4 Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 3
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 4
6 Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 4
7 Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 3
8 Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. 4
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 4
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 3
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 3
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 4
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 3
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 4
15 Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 3
16 Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 4
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 4
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 4
19 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 0
* Contribution levels are between 0 (not) and 5 (maximum).

  Student Workload - ECTS
Works Number Time (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course Related Works
    Class Time (Exam weeks are excluded) 14 2 28
    Out of Class Study (Preliminary Work, Practice) 14 2 28
Assesment Related Works
    Homeworks, Projects, Others 7 2 14
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 3 3
Total Workload: 75
Total Workload / 25 (h): 3
ECTS Credit: 3