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CEE 288: Introduction to Performance Based Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake phenomena, faulting, ground motion, earthquake hazard formulation, effects of earthquakes on manmade structures, response spectra, Fourier spectra, soil effects on ground motion and structural damage, methods for structural damage evaluation, and formulation of the performance-based earthquake engineering problems. Prerequisites: 203, 283.

CEE 385: Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering

Synthesis and application of approaches to performance-based design and assessment that recently have been developed or are under development. Emphasis is on quantitative decision making based on life-cycle considerations that incorporate direct losses, downtime losses, and collapse, and the associated uncertainties. Hazard analysis, response simulation, damage and loss estimation, collapse prediction. Case studies. Prerequisites: 282, 287, and 288.
Instructors: Miranda, E. (PI)

EARTHSYS 288: Social and Environmental Tradeoffs in Climate Decision-Making (EARTHSYS 188)

How can we ensure that measures taken to mitigate global climate change don¿t create larger social and environmental problems? What metrics should be used to compare potential climate solutions beyond cost and technical feasibility, and how should these metrics be weighed against each other? How can modeling efforts and stakeholder engagement be best integrated into climate decision making? What information are we still missing to make fully informed decisions between technologies and policies? Exploration of these questions, alongside other issues related to potential negative externalities of emerging climate solutions. Evaluation of energy, land use, and geoengineering approaches in an integrated context, culminating in a climate stabilization group project.

GEOPHYS 288A: Crustal Deformation

Earthquake and volcanic deformation, emphasizing analytical models that can be compared to data from GPS, InSAR, and strain meters. Deformation, stress, and conservation laws. Dislocation models of strike slip and dip slip faults, in 2 and 3 dimensions. Crack models, including boundary element methods. Dislocations in layered and elastically heterogeneous earth models. Models of volcano deformation, including sills, dikes, and magma chambers. Offered every other year, autumn quarter.

GEOPHYS 288B: Crustal Deformation

Earthquake and volcanic deformation, emphasizing analytical models that can be compared to data from GPS, InSAR, and strain meters. Viscoelasticity, post-seismic rebound, and viscoelastic magma chambers. Effects of surface topography and earth curvature on surface deformation. Gravity changes induced by deformation and elastogravitational coupling. Poro-elasticity, coupled fluid flow and deformation. Earthquake nucleation and rate-state friction. Models of earthquake cycle at plate boundaries.
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