Structural Dynamics

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
4
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The purpose of the course is that students become familiar with the dynamic tasks occurring in the structural engineering practice, and the mechanical-mathematical background of their solution methods. There will be emphasized: the differential equations used to describe the continuum of mechanical vibration and their analytical and numerical solution methods, free vibration of multiple degrees of freedom systems and its approximate solutions, computation methods of mass and stiffness matrix of the (finite element method) discretized structures, taking into account the damping, dynamic issues supporting effect of the soil, the mechanical background of earthquake analysis of structures and the efect of wind.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Competences

has a comprehensive knowledge of the partial differential equations of mechanical vibrations, and their solution methods,
knows the approximate solution methods of the generalized eigenvalue problem (Rayleigh-quotient, summation theorems),
aware of the methodology of the calculation of static and dynamic stiffness matrices, and the meaning of their entries,
understands the modeling of boundary conditions in the stiffness matrix both on element and structural level,
confidently knows the calculation of the damping matrix in case of proportional damping,
knows the method for the consideration af the supporting and damping effect of soils,
has a comprehensive overview of the analysis of support vibration, and the concepts used in a seismic analysis,
recognizes the dynamic effects of wind exerted on structures,
writes the frequency matrix of the free vibration problem from the boundary conditions of a continuum,
calculates selected entries of stiffness matrices,
creates a suitable mechanical model for the dynamic analysis of structures,
compiles the stiffness and mass matrix of a structure, considers the boundary conditions in them,
executes the discretized dynamic analysis of a mechanical problem with a finite element software,
takes the damping effect of the structure and the soil into account while performing a dynamic analysis,
performs real modal analysis on an engineering structure,
keeps in mind the mechanical background while performing the seismic analysis of a typical engineering structure,
analyses the response of a structure to the relevant effects of the wind load,
endeavors to discover and routinely use the tools necessary to the problem solving of structural mechanical problems,
endeavors to the precise and error-free problem solving,
aspires to prepare a well-organized documentation in writings,
independently carries out the conceptual and numerical analysis of structural engineering problems, based on the literature.

Prerequisites

none

Duration

42 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

4

Validation mode

Continuous control

Maximum number of students

20

Access to disable

Yes

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Structural Mechanics

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