CIVIL-468 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Beyer Katrin, Lignos Dimitrios

Language: English


Summary

Dynamics loads on structures, equations of motion of linear single- and multiple-degree-of freedom systems; free an forced vibrations; damping in structures: modal superposition and response history analysis, earthquake effects

Content

Keywords

Structural dynamics, damping, response spectrum analysis, modal analysis

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Statique I, Statique II

Recommended courses

Analyse I, Algèbre linéaire, Physique générale I et II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Develop insights into the working of struture dynamics from first principles
  • Assess / Evaluate the dynamic response of structures under vibrations of various types
  • Conduct response spectrum analysis
  • Conduct numerical analyses of single and muti-degree of freedom systems
  • Conduct hands on vibration-based analysis to infer the dynamic properties of structural systems

Transversal skills

  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.

Teaching methods

Powerpoint
Tools to facilitate learning of structural dynamics
in-class exercise sessions
Assignments

Expected student activities

Class participation, in-class exercise solutions, presentations

Assessment methods

Semester assignments, final written examination

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others The course lectures will be provided on line 2 days after each class

Resources

Bibliography

Chopra, A.K., Dynamics of Structures - Prentice Hall, New Jersey

  • Dynamique des structures / Paultre

•Dynamics of structures / Chopra

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Génie Parasismique. Dynamique des structures - méthodes numériques. Construction en béton. Construction métallique. Mécanique des sols et géotechnique. Construction en bois

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Dynamics of structures
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Dynamics of structures
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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