Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Earthquake and active fault applications in engineering projects * JS   306 6 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Doç.Dr.HAKAN GÜNEYLİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
To teach the investigation of the engineering problems on regions of active fault and earthquake.
Engineering damages caused by seismic sources such as earthquakes and active faults, and investigation of their geotechnical concept.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Active fault concept reading
2 Criteria to determine the active faults reading
3 Types of earthquakes, active fault zones, and the main earthquake zones in Turkey reading
4 Earthquake mechanisms and their properties reading
5 Types of seismic vawes and its deformation reading
6 Physical processes that occur during an earthquake reading
7 Determining of focal points and seismic sources using earthqukae waves reading
8 Mid-Term Exam Mid-term exam Preparation
9 Types of structural damage caused by earthquakes reading
10 Assessment of damage occurred in buildings reading
11 Preparing and understanding of intencity maps reading
12 Geotechnical probems occured in active fault zones reading
13 Engineering damages that occurred during and after the earthquake reading
14 Analogy of liquefaction reading
15 Types of liquefaction and its effects reading
16-17 Term Exams Final exam Preparation

Recommended or Required Reading
Additional Resources
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).