|Location||Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran|
|Instructor||Dr. Mojtaba Mahsuli|
The primary objective of this course is to learn why earthquakes happen and how they affect the structures. The emphasis will be on developing an understanding for factors which influence the dynamic response of structures during seismic excitation. Students completing this course will be able to understand the vast and growing body of the literature on engineering semiology, structural dynamics, and earthquake engineering. Thy will also be able to evaluate the effect of earthquakes on structures, perform dynamic analysis to determine internal forces and deformations in structures, and understand the theory behind seismic design procedures in building codes.