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Donat Fäh: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Donat Fäh
Address
Schweiz. Erdbebendienst (SED)
ETH Zürich, NO H 53.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 26 58
E-maildonat.faeh@sed.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-1694-00LSeminar in Seismology0 credits1SS. Wiemer, D. Fäh, D. Giardini
AbstractShort seminars on a variety of popular topics in Seismology. The seminars present current problems and research activities in the seismological community.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of a broad scope of current problems and state-of-the-art practice in seismology.
651-3543-00LSeismology3 credits2GD. Giardini, D. Fäh
AbstractGeneral knowlede of seismology.
Objective
651-4019-00LWave Propagation3 credits2GD. Fäh, W. Imperatori
AbstractThe course is a general introduction to the theory of seismic wave propagation.
It explains the principles and assumptions used in seismology. It provides the tools to solve basic seismological problems.
ObjectiveThe course is a general introduction to the theory of seismic wave propagation.
ContentThe course explains the principles and assumptions used in seismology. It provides the tools to solve basic seismological problems. The course includes the theorems in dynamic elasticity, the formulation with potentials, Green’s function, elastic waves from point dislocations sources, moment tensors, 1D, 2D, and 3D wave propagation problems, reflection and transmission at plane boundaries, and surface waves in a vertically heterogeneous medium.
651-4021-00LEngineering Seismology3 credits2GD. Fäh, M. Pilz
AbstractThis course is a general introduction to the methods of seismic hazard analysis. It provides an overview of the input data and the tools in deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, and discusses the related uncertainties.
ObjectiveThis course is a general introduction to the methods of seismic hazard analysis.
ContentIn the course it is explained how the disciplines of seismology, geology, strong-motion geophysics, and earthquake engineering contribute to the evaluation of seismic hazard. It provides an overview of the input data and the tools in deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, and discusses the related uncertainties. The course includes the discussion related to Intensity and macroseismic scales, historical seismicity and earthquake catalogues, ground motion parameters used in earthquake engineering, definitions of the seismic source, ground motion attenuation, site effects and microzonation, and the use of numerical tools to estimate ground motion parameters, both in a deterministic and probabilistic sense.
During the course recent earthquakes and their impacts are discussed and related to existing hazard assessments for the areas of interest.