Department of Civil Engineering

Dynamics of Structures - CE586

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To provide fundamental knowledge on theory of structural dynamics.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Describe the equations of motion of a dynamic system.
  2. Analyse a system for dynamic loading in frequency and time domain.
  3. Demonstrate vibration control measures of structures.
Course content/Course description
  1. Role of dynamic analysis in structural engineering
  2. Single degree of freedom system: Equations of motion, free vibration; un-damped and damped; under damped, critical damped and over damped systems, Forced vibration; response to periodic and transient loadings
  3. Multi degree of freedom system: Un-damped free vibration response, modal analysis, frequency domain response analysis, time domain response analysis
  4. Vibration control of structures
Recommended Texts
  1. Clough, R & Penzien, J 1975, Dynamics of Structures, 4th edn, McGraw-Hill.
  2. Chopra, AK 2011, Dynamics of Structures, 4th edn, Prentice Hall.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 20
Tutorials 05
Practical -
Assignments 10
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Assignments/Quizzes 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering