Dynamics of Structures

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Course Number: ENGRG 7220
Course Name: Dynamics of Structures (Online)
Course Description:    Dynamic analysis of structures using simplified single-degree-of-freedom models, model analysis and static condensation. Assumptions used in numeric analysis methods will be explored in order to better understand the output from computer analysis. Application of dynamic analysis as implemented in the International Building Code. P: GENENG 2230 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics. Recommended: MATH 3230 - Linear Algebra, MATH 3630 - Differential Equations, CIVILENG 3100 - Structural Mechanics (or equivalent for all courses listed).
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes

After taking this class, students should be able to:

  • Determine the response of single-degree-of-freedom (SDF) systems subject to harmonic, periodic, and impulsive excitation, using traditional and Fourier analysis analytically and numerically.
  • Derive the matrix equations of motion for multi-degree-of-freedom (MDF) systems.
  • Understand and apply the principles of modal analysis.
  • Use numeric methods to analyze the dynamic response of MDF systems.
  • Evaluate the seismic resistance of a structure using the International Building Code.

Unit Descriptions:  There are no units; there are 34 lessons in the course.

Grading Information

Homework:   30 %
Three exams:   45 %
Final exam:   25 %

A = 90 %–100%
B = 80–89 %
C = 70–79 %
D = 60–69 %
F = < 60 %

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