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EG5056: STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS 2 (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:36


Course Overview

The need for understanding dynamics in modern structural engineering arises from the fact that structures are often subjected to dynamic loads such as waves, wind, earthquake, blast and impacts. The structural engineer must therefore be able to understand and quantify dynamic loads and their effects. This course reviews the fundamentals of structural dynamics and explains more advanced concepts and methods (including analytical and numerical), as well as their applications to practical design and analysis problems. The theoretical concepts are illustrated by worked examples and numerous tutorial problems and assignments will enable students to gain confidence in their use.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Piotr Omenzetter

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG5055 Structural Dynamics (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course is delivered in 5 major blocks as follows:

1. Rigid body dynamics

2. Single and multiple degree of freedom systems

3. Transient and environmental dynamic loads

4. Vibrations of distributed systems

5. Rayleigh-Ritz method

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%).
1 three-hour written examination (80%) with the mark from the first attempt from the continuous assessment (20%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Model answers for tutorials and coursework (with highlights/commentaries on typical problems and how to overcome them) and the mock exams will be available on MyAberdeen to give students the chance to self-assess their own performance. Students will also receive additional individual feedback on their coursework on request.

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