Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Geotechnical earthquake
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Foti Sebastiano ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/07 48 12 0 0 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/07 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
The dynamic response of the subsoil has a strong influence on the seismic risk. Indeed it affects the seismic hazard and the soil-foundation-structure interaction. The course, after the introduction of the basics of seismology and soil dynamics, deals with geotechnical issues of engineering structures under seismic loads.
Expected learning outcomes
Understanding of the seismic response of soil deposits and its influence on the seismic hazard for the construction site. Ability to build simplified models for the prediction of the seismic response of site, the analysis of seismic hazards and the analysis of soil-structure interaction.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basics of Mechanics and of Soil Mechanics
•Fundamentals of Engineering Seismology (9h)
•Seismic wave propagation in soils (9h)
•Behaviour of soils under cyclic and dynamic loads (3h)
•Experimental Soil Dynamics (in situ and laboratory testing) (8h)
•Seismic site response (12h)
•Liquefaction (8h)
•Retaining walls (9h)
•Soil-structure interaction (6h)
Delivery modes
Practical examples will be presented in the classroom to make the students familiar with the topics of the course. Some practical examples will be devoted to the use of computer softwares for the numerical simulation of geotechnical earthquake engineering problems.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources

Testi di approfondimento
E. Faccioli, R. Paolucci (2005) "Elementi di sismologia applicata all’ingegneria", Pitagora Ed., Bologna
G. Lanzo, F. Silvestri (1999) "Risposta sismica locale: teoria ed esperienze", Hevelius, Benevento
S.L. Kramer (1996) "Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering", Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs
K.F. Graff (1975) "Wave motion in elastic solids", Oxford Press Publ.
G. Gazetas (1990) "Foundation Vibrations" in Foundation Engineering Handbook (H.Y. Fang Ed.), Kluwer Academic Pub., Boston
B.A. Bolt (1986) "I terremoti", Zanichelli
F.E. Jr Richart, Wood R.D., Hall J.R. Jr (1970) "Vibration of soils and foundations", Prentice-Hall, New Jersey
G. Dente (1999) "La risposta sismica dei pali di fondazione", Hevelius, Benevento
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam is composed by an homework in 3 parts and an oral exam.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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