2023-2024 / GCIV2050-2

Seismic engineering


15h Th, 15h Pr, 15h Proj.

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering3 crédits 


Hervé Degée, Boyan Mihaylov

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This is an introductio to the analysis and design of structures under seismic actions. It covers the various concepts of structural analysis in earthquake conditions as well as the design of concrete and steel structures.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this class, the student will be able to design and analyse a structure under seismic conditions. He/She will have a general knowledge of the legal frame concerning these actions on civil engineering structures. Furthermore, he/she will know the different strategies that lead to a sane structural behaviour in case of major hazard.
The lecture develops critical thinking skills and creativity with regards to the unusual load paths that have to be imagined.

The complete list of the KLO for this course is defined in the matrix available at the following address: https://www.programmes.uliege.be/cocoon/20182019/formations/descr/A2UCON01.html 

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, IV.4, IV.5, VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5, VII.6 of the MSc in civil engineering.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good understanding of strength of materials and of structural mechanics.
Reinforced concrete and steel structures.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

If COVID conditions permit:
Teaching in class, exercises and homeworks.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

See your own CELCAT calendar

Recommended or required readings

Written notes shall be available.

Evaluation of personnel works. Written Examination.
If the COVID-19 situation does not allow for a face-to-face exam, the exam will still be written but it will be conducted online.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Vincent Denoël v.denoel@ulg.ac.be 04/3662930
Boyan Mihaylov boyan.mihaylov@ulg.ac.be

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