Applied Dynamics

Module aims

To introduce students to analysis techniques and design strategies that may be applied in order to assess the effects of extreme dynamic loadings and to design structures to most appropriately mitigate their effects. While the analysis techniques and design philosophies are often applicable to generic extreme loadings, the aim of the module is to focus upon methods most appropriate for seismic analysis and design.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to:

• Recognise the inherent differences that exist among different types of dynamic loading.
• Understand the analysis options that are available to assess the effects of seismic loadings.
• Appreciate the fundamental concepts of seismic design philosophies.
• Understand the key design considerations when attempting to accommodate extreme loadings.
• Have an appreciation for the behaviour of linear and nonlinear, single- and multi-degree of freedom systems.
• Understand how the principles of structural dynamics are applied to solve real-world problems.
• Recognise how code requirements for structural design are formulated.
• Apply mathematical skills to practical situations.
• Understand the key concepts of generic design philosophies.

Module syllabus

• Applied Dynamic Analysis: Principles of structural dynamics; structural modelling for dynamics applications; solutions for the equations of motion; response spectrum method; modal analysis; nonlinear time-history analysis.
• Seismic Loading: Earthquake response spectra; Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and its presentation in seismic codes; representations of earthquake actions in practice; analysis options for seismic loading.
• Seismic Design: Seismic design philosophies, principles of capacity design; structural systems for accommodating dynamic lateral loads; introduction to Eurocode 8.
 No. Topic Staff 01 Dynamic loading & modelling PS 02 Response of SDOF & MDOF systems PS 03 Numerical integration schemes and response history analysis PS 04 Seismic analysis options PS 05 Introduction to seismic design AE 06 General seismic design considerations AE 07 Seismic analysis & loading procedures AE 08 Seismic design of structures to Eurocode 8 AE 09 Seismic design of structures to Eurocode 8 AE 10 Seismic design of structures to Eurocode 8 AE

CI3-339

Teaching methods

A combination of lectures and tutorials.

Assessments

Assessment information will be provided separately.