The course covers the fundamentals of Structural Dynamics and examines its applications in earthquake engineering and structural design. A considerable effort shall be made for the course to be accessible by students and easily comprehensible. The algebra used in the course shall be as simple as possible, given the complexity of the subject. The analytic procedures will be synthesized so that the path to the solution becomes evident and can therefore be implemented by the student. Real world applications shall be considered, where the physical interpretation of the obtained results will be highlighted.
The course includes both theoretical and practical lessons with the help of computer tools. During the course exercises that involve the use of the matlab software will be assigned.
- SINGLE DEGREE OF FREEDOM SYSTEMS
MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM SYSTEMS
- Anil K. Chopra, Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, Prentice-Hall.
- Ray W. Clough and Joseph Penzien, Dynamics of Structures, McGraw-Hill.