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Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) Full Length Course
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Category: Courses & Seminars

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Full-Length Online Course

Presented by Dr. Norm Abrahamson, UC Berkeley

This course sold out last year, and we are so lucky to have Dr. Norm Abrahamson agree to put on the course for us again!

This 15-week course will be similar to the UC Berkeley 40-hour course taught by Dr. Abrahamson on alternating years. Our version of the course is designed for working professionals and those looking to deepen their knowledge of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis. Participants in last-year's course are welcome to re-enroll for more challenging problems this year!

This course will follow the same outline as Dr. Abrahamson's course at UC Berkeley that is held every 2-years with the following differences:

  • Course will be tailored to practicing engineers and practical applications
  • 45-hr professional development certificate of completion at the end for all attendees. No university course credit.
  • Cost savings compared to auditing a UC Berkeley class
  • Available to anyone!
  • Sessions will be recorded to allow for flexible learning accommodating a work schedule

Please note: Registration of the course will be closed to current students until January 10th as this course is designed for working professionals. Register early to save a spot before we open it up to students. The university course will not be held in Spring 2022 on-campus so we anticipate high demand for student access.

Attendees will meet via zoom twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays starting January 19th, 2022. The course will run each week except for the week of March 21-25th for spring break AND the week of April 18-22nd for CalGeo's Annual Conference. If an attendee is unable to make a live session, all lectures and Q&A will be recorded and available to registered attendees along with course materials on CalGeo's Online Learning Library. The course will conclude on May 13th, 2022.

Due to the smaller class size, attendees will be able to interact more with Dr. Abrahamson and ask questions during each class to gain a deeper knowledge of the topic.

Registration will be capped at 25-students!

Cost:

CalGeo Members $2500, Non-members $3000. Still not a member? Join now and also get a full year's access to our Online Learning Library of recorded webinars.

Register Now

Program Outline:

 

Part 1 - Introduction

Week 1

Chapter 1: Class Overview

Chapter 2: Introduction to Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Week 1

Chapter 2: Introduction to Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Week 2

Chapter 3: Probability Review

Chapter 4: Aleatory variability and epistemic uncertainty

 

Part 2 - Standard PSHA

Week 2

Chapter 5: PSHA Mathematical Framework

Week 3

Chapter 6: Seismic Source Characterization

- Faults

Week 3

Chapter 6: Seismic Source Characterization

- Areal zones

Week 4

Chapter 7: Introduction to Ground-Motion models

Week 4

Chapter 8: Hazard Results, Uniform Hazard Spectra, CMS

Week 5

Chapter 9: Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Risk-Targeted Spectra

Week 5

Chapter 10: Introduction to Design Time Histories

 

Part 3 - Ground-Motion Models (part 2)

Week 6

Chapter 11: Median Ground-Motion Models

- Empirical models, HW effects

Week 6

Chapter 11: Median Ground-Motion Models

- Model complexities (NL site effects)

Week 7

Chapter 11: Median Ground-Motion Models

- Finite-fault simulations

Week 7

Chapter 12: Components of Aleatory Variability of GM

Week 8

Chapter 13: Modeling Directivity Effects

Week 8

Chapter 14: Conditional GM Models for Secondary Design Parameters

Week 9

Chapter 15: Selection and modification of Design Time Histories

Week 9

Chapter 15: Selection and modification of Design Time Histories

 

Spring Break  (Mar 22-26)

 

Part 4 - Advanced PSHA Topics

Week 10

Chapter 16: Conditional Mean Spectra

Week 11

Chapter 17: Vector Hazard

Week 11

Chapter 18: Simplified methods for checking hazard results

Week 12

Chapter 19: Partially Non-ergodic PSHA

Week 12

Chapter 19: Fully non-ergodic PSHA

Week 13

Chapter 20: Site Response - VS profile correction approach

Week 13

Chapter 21: Hazard-consistent conditional spectra (CSS)

 

April 18-22 Break for CalGeo Annual Conference

Week 14

Chapter 22: Use of Epistemic Uncertainty from PSHA in engineering practice

Week 14

Chapter 23: Removing the Poisson assumption from PSHA

Week 15

Review


Contact: Kelly Cabal: [email protected]