SEISMOLOGY

Fisica SEISMOLOGY

0522600021
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS "E. R. CAIANIELLO"
EQF7
PHYSICS
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2021
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
648LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE PROVIDES TO THE STUDENTS BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON THE SEISMOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND THE PHYSICAL PROCESSES OF THE EARTHQUAKE GENERATION, MAKING THEM ABLE TO DEVELOP ORIGINAL IDEAS ON EARTHQUAKE GENERATION AND IMPACTS ON NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT. THEORETICAL ASPECTS ARE COMPLETED BY PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN CLASSROOM.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE COURSE PROVIDES THE ACQUISITION OF APPROPRIATE SKILLS ABOUT THE ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF SEISMOLOGICAL MEASURES. THE STUDENTS WILL ENRICH THE KNOWLEDGE WITH CRITICAL SENSE AND RESPONSIBILITY, DEALING WITH DIFFERENT SOURCES. THEY WILL DEVELOP LEARNING SKILLS LIKELY TO BE ABLE TO DO, ON THEIR OWN, FOCUS ON SEISMIC RISK MITIGATION METHODOLOGIES.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP CRITICAL ABILITY DEVELOPING APPROPRIETE SKILL ON OBSERVATIONAL SEISMOLOGY, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF SEISMOLOGICAL MEASURES TO ASSESS SEISMIC HAZARDS AND RISKS.
Prerequisites
THE KNOWLEDGE OF TOPICS COVERED IN THE BASIC AND EARTH PHYSICS COURSES IS REQUIRED.
Contents
THE COURSE HAS THE GOAL OF MAKING THE STUDENT ABLE TO ASSIMILATE THE THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED AND KNOW HOW TO SOLVE A WIDE SPECTRUM OF SEISMOLOGICAL PROBLEMS:
THE MAIN TOPICS ARE:
ELASTICITY AND SEISMIC WAVES. STRESS AND STRAIN. EQUATION OF MOTION. WAVE EQUATIONS (1CFU, 8 HOURS)
BODY AND SURFACE WAVES. RAY THEORY. EIKONAL EQUATION. SEISMIC INSTRUMENTATION (1CFU, 8 HOURS)
SEISMIC SOURCE. FAULTS. MAGNITUDE AND SEISMIC MOMENT. CINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS OF SISMOGENTIC PROCESSES (1CFU, 8 HOURS)
FOCAL MECHANISMS. SEISMOGRAMS INTERPRETATION (1CFU, 8 HOURS)
SEISMIC HAZARD AND RISK. SEISMICITY OF THE APENNINE CHAIN (1CFU, 8 HOURS)
INDUCED AND TRIGGERED SEISMICITY (1CFU, 8 HOURS)
Teaching Methods
LECTURES ON THE THEORETICAL ASPECTS AND EXERCISES IN THE CLASSROOM ON THE ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF SEISMIC RECORDS.
Verification of learning
THE LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES IS CERTIFIED GETTING THROUGH AN ORAL EXAMINATION, WITH EVALUATION IN THIRTIETHS. THE EXAMINATION CONSISTS ALSO IN THE DISCUSSION OF A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE FIELD AND/OR LAB EXPERIMENTS. THE TEST IS INTENDED EXCEEDED WITH A MINIMUM VOTE OF 18/30. THE ORAL TEST (ABOUT 40MIN) IS FINALIZED TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING REACHED BY THE STUDENT ON THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONTENTS INDICATED IN THE PROGRAM AND THE VERIFICATION OF THE ACQUISITION OF APPROPRIATE SKILL AND CRITICAL SENSE ON THE ANALYSIS OF EARTHQUAKE PROCESSES. ORAL TEST WILL VERIFY THE COMMUNICATION CAPACITY WITH LANGUAGE PROPERTIES AND AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATION OF EXPOSURE.
THE MINIMUM EVALUATION LEVEL (18) IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN PROCESSES GOVERNING THE SEISMIC PHENOMENON AND HIGHLIGHTS UNCERTAINTIES IN THE CAPACITY OF EVALUATE THE MAIN SEISMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS BASED ON THE ANALYSIS OF A SEISMIC RECORDING.
THE MAXIMUM LEVEL (30) IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS A COMPLETE AND DEEPENED KNOWLEDGE OF THE SEISMIC PROCESS BOTH FROM THE KINEMATIC AND DYNAMIC POINT OF VIEW AND IT IS ABLE TO EVALUATE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROCESS FROM THE SEISMOGRAMS ANALYSIS.
THE PRAISE IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS FULL MASTERY OF THEORETICAL AND APPLICATIVE CONTENTS AND HE IS ABLE TO ARGUE WITH LANGUAGE SKILL AND INDEPENDENT PROCESSING CAPACITY.
Texts
A. ZOLLO, A. EMOLO, TERREMOTI ED ONDE, LIGUORI EDITORE
T. LAY - T C. WALLACE, MODERN GLOBAL SEISMOLOGY, ACADEMIC PRESS

TESTI DI CONSULTAZIONE ED APPROFONDIMENTO
A. UDIAS, PRINCIPLES OF SEISMOLOGY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
K. AKI – P.G. RICHARDS, QUANTITATIVE SEISMOLOGY: THEORY AND METHODS, FREEMAN EDITION.
O. KULHANEK, ANATOMY OF SEISMOGRAMS, ELSEVIER.
L.D. LANDAU – E.M. LIFSITIS, TEORIA DELL’ELASTICITÀ, EDITORI RIUNITI.ALTRO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE SITE
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