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Module Code: CEN307
Module Title: Structural Dynamics
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: CEN206
This module aims to progress students’ knowledge in structural analysis to include dynamic behaviour and to lay a solid foundation for subsequent work involving the response of civil engineering structures to earthquake excitations.
Learning outcomes 
A. Select the appropriate mathematical models in order to explain the dynamic behavior of Simple Degree of Freedom Systems in terms of their dynamic properties, i.e. the natural frequencies, the stiffness and the damping coefficient factor.

B. Analyze and classify the response of SDoF systems subjected to various dynamic excitations (Harmonic loads, periodic loads, transient loads etc.)

C. Make use of appropriate numerical methods in order to predict the time history response of SDoF systems.

D. Combine and apply the principles of the response of SDoF systems with advanced mathematical knowledge in order to investigate the response of Multi Degree of Freedom Systems.

E. Model simple structural systems having various degrees of freedom subjected to dynamic loads

F. Combine the use of computer software and programming skills in order to perform dynamic analysis of simple cases of dynamic loading.

Method of teaching and learning 
Basic information is presented in the form of lectures on each material. The lectures are supplemented by a number of tutorial problems and practical classes. Coursework involving analysis of SDOF and MDOF structures under dynamic loading.
1) Introduction to the concept of dynamic loading

2) Free vibration of SDOF systems

3) Harmonic vibration of SDOF systems

4) Transient vibration of SDOF systems

5) Dynamic excitation of SDOF systems

6) Introduction to MDOF systems

7) Modal analysis

Laboratory: Shaking table demonstration of SDoF and MDoF systems subjected to various dynamic loads

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28     12  2    33  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Examination 80.00
2 Laboratory Report 20.00

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