CEE611: Earthquake Engineering

University of Michigan, Winter Semester 2010-2011


Professor Jerome P. Lynch

Basic course information

Credits: 3

Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, 2305 G. G. Brown

Instructor: Jerome P. Lynch, 2380 G.G. Brown, (734) 615-5290, jerlynch@umich.edu.

Office hours: Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, 2380 G. G. Brown (please respect the office hours)

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Course requirements:

Homework: Homework will be routinely assigned during the course of the semester. Please note, late homework will not be accepted - make every effort to submit the assignment in a timely fashion. Homework will often involve Matlab programming (no previous knowledge of Matlab is necessary). When submitting your assignments, please submit your entire Matlab routine if a problem calls for its use (otherwise, points will be deducted). Please refrain from using other programming environments including Excel, among others. Homework will be graded on a scale of 100.

Grading: Homework 30%, midterm 30%, projects 40%. These weights are approximate; the right to change them later is reserved.

Make-up Classes: Due to unavoidable travel of the instructor, make-up classes might be required. Friday mornings, from 8 to 9:30 am, should be kept available.


Catalog description: This course is to serve as an introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of earthquake engineering. Topics covered in the course include tectonics, ground motion characterization, probabilistic hazard analysis, response spectra, inelastic structural analysis, and performance-based earthquake-resistant design.


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