IIT Hyderabad’s Course on Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Earthquakes are not very new to India, however, a detailed research with great emphasis has been initiated
after experiencing a massive earthquake near Bhuj in 2001. To date, India has been affected by several severe
earthquakes (> 35) which claimed several thousands of lives and impinged a great loss to the nation.
A real challenge is to predict earthquakes in advance so that the damage could be reduced, but no established scheme of frame work is available in this direction. It is necessary to understand the behavior of soils under such events to design and build the infrastructure to limit the danger.
Overall, this course would create such a knowledge among the participants, prepare them to analyze such vulnerabilities of the ground and attempt to design earthquake resistant soil-structures.
Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering – Fundamentals of earthquake, shaking and dynamic behavior
of ground, Seismology, plate tectonics, effects of earthquake, Dynamic response analysis.
Introduction to Liquefaction – Hazards, process, effects, Mechanism of onset of liquefaction, Assessment of liquefaction potential, Behavior of soils under cyclic undrained loading, In-situ test methods on liquefaction potential of subsoils, Post-liquefaction behavior of sandy soils, Mitigation of liquefaction induced damage, Seismic behavior of Slopes, Seismic behavior of Embankments.
Introduction to landslides – Earthquake and rainfall induced landslides, effects, Case studies on landslides across the world, lessons learnt from past activities. Shear tests on landslide mechanism, Advanced test methods for landslide prediction.
- Exposing participants to the geotechnical aspects of
- Providing basic and advanced analytical tools to
- Providing exposure to practical problems and their
solutions, through case studies
- Providing exposure and hands on experience on
- Enhancing the capability of participants to design
soil systems such as embankments and slopes under
Industry/ Research Organizations: Rs. 10,000
Faculty from academic institutions: Rs. 5,000
Undergraduate/graduate students: Rs. 2,000
- The above fee includes the tuition fee, all instructional
materials, and other essential facilities during
class hours. Student participants will be provided
with accommodation in IITH hostels for a nominal
fee, subject to the availability of hostel rooms.
- All payments should be made in the form of a demand
draft in favor of “IIT Hyderabad,” payable at
State Bank of India, Hyderabad.
- An additional fee of Rs. 2,000/- needs to be paid in
the beginning of the course for lunch and refreshments
on all 10 days.
> Last date for receiving application : 15 Oct 2017*
> Intimation to the participant : 30 Oct 2017*
> Course dates : 18-29 December 2017
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