Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 18:59
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.
|Both Undergraduate & Postgraduate
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
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
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%).
There are no assessments for this course.
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.