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CI3-339 - Dynamics of Structures (Undergraduate, 2017)


penduloThis course introduces the fundamentals of structural dynamics, and provides students with practice in the calculations required for the modelling, design and assessment of structures subjected to the most common types of dynamic actions. The course is divided in two parts dealing with SDOF and MDOF. Only the material corresponding to SDOF systems is offered below. 

Pre-lecture material:  Lecture 01 | Lecture 02 | Lecture 03 | Lecture 04

Lecture notes:  Lecture 01 | Lecture 02 | Lecture 03 | Lecture 05 

Tutorials:  T-01 | T-02 |T-03 | T-04 | T-05 | S-01 | S-02 | S-03 | S-04 | S-05

 


 CI9-STR-08 - Structural Dynamics (Postgraduate, 2017)

 

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The course offers a general grounding in the basic principles of dynamics as applied to conventional structures. It introduces the students to the most common dynamic phenomena in structural engineering as well as their analytical and numerical solutions. The course is divided in two parts dealing with SDOF and MDOF. Only the material corresponding to SDOF systems is offered below.

Pre-lecture material: Lecture 01 | Lecture 02 | Lecture 03 | Lecture 04

Lecture notes: Lecture 01 | Lecture 02 | Lecture 03 | Lecture 05 

Tutorials and solutions: T-01 | T-02 |T-03 | T-04 | T-05 | S-01 | S-02 | S-03 | S-04 | S-05

 


CI3-338, CI4-438, CI9-STR-40 - Design of Timber & Masonry Structures ( UG & PG, 2017)


ConnectionThis course is an introduction to the design of timber and masonry structures. It should enable a fundamental understanding of the mechanical basis for the procedures and methods adopted in the design of conventional timber and masonry structures. Only the material corresponding to Structural Timber Design is offered below.

Lecture notes: Book.pdf

Coursework: Guidelines.pdf

 

 

Low-cost Shaking Table Project

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The Original Team (left to right): Fernando Sirumbal, Rodrigo Theirs, Leena Kibriya, Miguel Bravo, Christian Málaga, Zhan Lyu.

The Low-cost Instructional Shaking Table project aims to build a cheap but versatile shaking table that relies entirely in Open Source sofware and electronics. Below you will find project updates as well as links to the components specs, source codes and diagrams required for its manufacture.

Mechanical sketches:

Diagrams (electronics):

DAQ script:

Control script:

Calibration example:

Google drive files 

  


 

Shake table demonstration

Shake table demonstration of a rocking frame structure

November 2017:  As part of the Civil & Envionmental Engineering Research Showcase, the group presented recent and ongoing research. We also made some shaking table demonstrations, like this one, to illustrate the effects of ground-motions on buildings. The video corresponds to a single-storey rocking frame shaken at approximately 2.5 Hz