Appl. SD (winter semester): The students will be introduced to the theory of structural dynamics and apply such theory to solve problems occurring in engineering practice. In particular, the students shall: (i) learn how to formulate the dynamic equilibrium of idealised structural systems, (ii) implement analytical and numerical methods for dynamic response simulations under earthquake and wind excitation, and (iii) predict and evaluate the performance of single- and multi- story buildings in seismic and wind environments, excited in the linear and nonlinear range of response.
free and forced vibrations, dynamic equilibrium, analytical and numerical solutions, modal analysis, response spectrum, vibration of buildings under earthquake and wind excitation, seismic response of linear and nonlinear systems, dynamic wind response simulation, comprehensive and realistic in-class examples.
K.J. Bathe: Finite Lement Procedures / Johnson, Hansbo: Computational Differential Equations
Clough, Penzien: Dynamics of Structures, 2010 / Chopra: Dynamics of Structures, 2015