Geodynamics

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The subject focuses on the understanding of dynamic effects that are transferred from the geological environment to the engineering structures. The students are getting familiar with geophysics, rock stress and its interpretation and graphic representation, local and world-scale (Word Stress Map). The deformations caused by seismic waves in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks also form part of the subject, as well as deformations caused by historic earthquakes. A main topic is the understanding of the Earth’s structural geology and seismicity with special emphasis on the Carpathian basin. The lectures will help in learning the detection methods of seismic waves and acquire the information content of the seismograms. By completing the course the students will able to determine the parameters that are necessary for appropriate seismic design. Engineering seismological approach will help the students to place the structures in the geological environment allowing the minimal risk and reducing the cost by proper seismic design

Time format

one-semester

Educational-info

Competences

student is able to describe the seismic properties of rocks, able to draw and graphically interpret the geological structures related to seismicity, able to classify seismic waves and interpret their seismic effect, able to understand the rock stress and can use it in the engineering design, able to choose specific sites for waste disposal, can prepare a list of the most important geological-geophysical parameters needed for seismic design ,able to present an engineering geologically feasible seismic design ,can read and interpret international references and written reports , able to express her/his thoughts orderly in written and oral.

Prerequisites

none

Duration

28 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

3

Validation mode

Personal project

Maximum number of students

60

Access to disable

Yes

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics

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