ENEQ629-20X (C) General non-calendar-based 2020

Special Topic: Seismic Soil Structure Interaction

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 27 January 2020
End Date: Sunday, 19 April 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 7 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 March 2020


The objective of this course is to provide graduate students and practicing engineers with the fundamental concepts and theory of seismic soilstructure interaction (SSI), with special focus on the analytical and numerical tools currently available to model such problems in earthquake engineering practice. Although the course touches upon all aspects of the theory and the modeling for seismic problems, emphasis will be on the basic concepts, including elements of vibration theory, wave propagation in the ground and wave interaction with foundations and structures, and the interaction of small and large-scale foundations and buildings erected on compliant soil. Both linear and non-linear aspects of modeling will be covered. Topics: 1. Inertial interaction (system behaviour, impedance functions) 2. Kinematic interaction (slab averaging, embedment effects, piles foundations, use of transfer functions) 3. Applications (force-based methods, displacement based methods, response history analysis) Embedded structures (retaining walls, tunnels and culverts)


Subject to approval of the Head of Department or
Programme Co-ordinator

Course Coordinator

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,102.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

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  • ENEQ629-20X (C) General non-calendar-based 2020