Earthquake engineering (EE) is an integration of multidisciplinary knowledge in several areas of basic sciences and science-based engineering with the goal of reducing the seismic risks to socioeconomically acceptable levels.
The multidisciplinary nature of EE makes it very difficult to cover the details of all the scientific and engineering aspects involved in modern EE in a single course. Therefore, in this course the intention is to focus on the practical aspect of EE to help the students using this course in their profession.
Also, for the first time, the subject of the non-structural seismic bracing as a new area in EE has been added with the hope of creating more job opportunities for the students.
Dr. Amin Ghafooripour, the professional engineer and academic faculty at Santa Clara University in California, with more than 25 years working experience will teach this exclusive course.
The course is presented through video tutorials and multimedia content within the Moodle virtual platform, with exercises like tests and practical cases.
The main objective of the course is to teach the practical earthquake engineering to the engineers. It is expected that at the end of this course the student should be able to use this course in the professional practice in two different way as explained below:
- Promote an understanding of the earthquake engineering, seismicity, and effective parameters of the earthquake activities.
- Promote the criteria of the seismic analysis and design.