Course NumberGE-02-504
PDH Hours4
Seismic Considerations for Road Tunnels

Seismic Considerations for Road Tunnels

Tunnels, in general, have performed better during earthquakes than have above ground structures such as bridges and buildings. Adequate design and construction of seismic resistant tunnel structures, however, should never be overlooked, as moderate to major damage has been experienced by many tunnels during earthquakes.

This course provides general procedures for seismic design and analysis of tunnel structures, which are based primarily on the ground deformation approach. It primarily focuses on the civil elements of design and construction of road tunnels.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • An understanding of earthquake fundamentals including ground motion parameters
  • Conducting a ground motion hazard analysis
  • Factors that influence tunnel seismic performance
  • Screening Guidelines applicable to all types of tunnels
  • Seismic evaluation procedures including ground shaking effects and ground failure effects

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.