Elements of Earthquake Engineering Syllabus NIT Jalandhar
CE 308 Elements of Earthquake Engineering [3 1 0 4]
Undamped free vibrations of single degree of freedom systems: Introduction, definitions,
characteristics of a dynamic problem, degrees of freedom, Newton’s law of motion, De Alembert’s
Principal, free body diagram, derivations of differential equation of motion, solution of differential
equation of motion, equivalent stiffness of spring combinations, springs in series, springs in
Damped free vibrations of single degree of freedom systems: Introduction, types of damping,
free vibrations with viscous damping, over-damped, critically- damped and under- damped
systems, logarithmic decrement, structural damping.
Earthquake Resistant Design Philosophy: Introduction, criteria for earthquake resistant
design, principles of reliable seismic behaviour, structural forms for earthquake resistance,
earthquake forces versus other forces.
Lateral Load Analysis: Idealization of structures and selection of analysis, equivalent lateral
force concepts, response spectrum analysis, seismic forces as per IS : 1893 – 1984 and IS :
1893 – 2000.
Behaviour and Design of Concrete Structures: Characteristics of concrete and reinforcing
steel, influence of bond and anchorage and confinement of concrete, Seismic design and
detailing of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings (IS 13920; IS 13 827: IS 13828; IS 4326)
and flexural strength and ductility of RC members, shear behaviour of RC members, beam
column joints in moment resisting frames.
1. Paz M “Structural Dynamics – Theory and Computation” CBS Publishers and
Distributors, New Delhi, 2003.
2. Chopra A K “Structural Dynamics” John Wiley & Sons, New Delhi, 2002.
3. Dowrick D J “Earthquake Resistant Design for Engineers and Architects” John Wiley
& Sons, New York, 2000.
4. Paulay and Priestley “Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings”
John Wiley and sons, New York, 1992.
5. Rao S.S.,”Mechanical Vibrations” Pearson Education Publishers, 2004.