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CE-814 Structural Fire Engineering
Campus MCE
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Structural Fire Engineering
Course Code CE-814
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes None
Course Objectives Aims to give students to understand the earthquake risk assessment and its mitigation
Detail Content
  • Earthquake Risk Assessment: An Introduction Seismic Hazard Assessment
    • Overview on earthquake hazard assessment - methods and new trends
    • Local site effects and micro-zonation
  • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Vulnerability assessment of dwelling buildings
    • Vulnerability assessment of industrial buildings
    • Vulnerability and risk assessment of lifelines
  • Earthquake Risk Assessment
    • Damage scenarios and damage evaluation
    • Urban system exposure to natural disasters: an integrated approach
    • Response of hospital systems
    • Industrial facilities
  • Managing Earthquake Risk
    • Building against earthquakes
    • Early warning and rapid damage assessment
    • Earthquake risk and insurance
Text/Ref Books a.   Coburn A, Spence R 2002, Earthquake Protection (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons)
b.   Dynamics of Structures, Anil K Chopra, Prentice Hall International Series in Civil Engineering, ISBN 013156174X
c.   Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Steven L Kramer, Prentice Hall Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Series, ISBN 0 13 374943 6
d.   Earthquake Risk Reduction, David Dowrick, ISBN 047149688X
e.   Earthquake Hazard Analysis, Leon Reiter, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0 231 06534 5
f.   Chen, W F, Scawthorn, C (2003) Earthquake Engineering Handbook, CRC Press LLC, ISBN:0-8493-0068-1 Naeim, F. (2nd Ed.), (2001) The Seismic Design Handbook, Springer, ISBN: 978-0792373018
Time Schedule Spring 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Col Dr Shahid Iqbal PhD in Structural Engineering