CE568 Structural Dynamics

COURSE OUTLINE

 

PART I:  SINGLE DEGREE OF FREEDOM (SDOF) SYSTEMS               

Equations of Motion, Problem Statement and Solution Methods…………………....…(3 hours)

Free Vibration………………………………………………………………………….…(3 hours)

Undamped Free Vibration

Viscously Damped Free Vibration

Energy in Free Vibration

Coulomb-Damped Free Vibration

Response to Harmonic and Periodic Excitations………………………………………..(6 hours)

Part A: Viscously Damped Systems: Basic Results

Part B: Viscously Damped Systems: Applications

Part C: Systems with Non-viscous Damping

Part D: Response to Periodic Excitation

Response to Arbitrary, Step and Pulse Excitations……………………………………...(6 hours)

Part A: Response to Arbitrarily Time-Varying Forces

Part B: Response to Step and Ramp Forces

Part C: Response to Pulse Excitations

Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response (Step-by-Step Methods)…………………(3 hours)

Generalized Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems………………………………………..(3 hours) 

 

PART II: MULTI-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM (MDOF) SYSTEMS

Equations of Motion, Problem Statement and Solution Methods………………………(3 hours)

Free Vibration…………………………………………………………………………….(6 hours)

Part A: Natural Vibration Frequencies and Modes

Part B: Free Vibration Response

Part C: Computation of Vibration Properties

Dynamic Analysis and Response of Linear Systems…………………………………….(6 hours)

Part A: Two-Degree-of-Freedom Systems

Part B: Modal Analysis

Part C: Modal Response Contributions

Part D: Special Analysis Procedures

Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response (Step-by-Step Methods)…………………(3 hours)

Systems with Distributed Mass and Elasticity…………………………………………...(3 hours)

Course Materials