Dynamics of Structures

Important Requirements

All students are required to

  • Be able to perform simple programming tasks using any platform (preferably Octave or Matlab)

Course Objectives

This course is designed to introduce the learner to the principles of structural vibration. It introduced the concepts of multiple degree of freedom systems and simple structures and their applications. The learner will be able to analyze and design the dynamics of simple structures under harmonic and general excitation in the frequency and time domains.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the natural frequencies and mode shapes of multiple degree of freedom systems
  • Evaluate the frequency response of multiple degree of freedom systems
  • Design vibration absorbers
  • Understand the basics of vibration attenuation and instability
  • Determine the natural frequencies and mode shapes of simple continuous structures
  • Apply the concepts of periodic structures on bars and beams
  • Create an experiment to analyze the vibration of structures
  • Understand the basic concepts of aeroelasticity.

References

  • Lecture Notes
  • Online resources
  • Engineering Vibration, 4th Edition, Daniel J. Inman,

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