DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES WITH APPLICATIONS TO EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

ICAR/08 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

IVO DOMENICO CALIO'
Email: icalio@dica.unict.it
Office: Polifunzionale piano 4 Cittadella Universitaria Viale A Doria 6
Phone: 0957382255
Office Hours: mercoledì 11.00 -13.00; giovedì 11,00 - 13,00


Learning Objectives

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.


Course Structure

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.



Detailed Course Content

- SINGLE DEGREE OF FREEDOM SYSTEMS

  1. Equations of motion, problem statement, solution methods.
  2. Free vibration.
  3. Response to harmonic and periodic excitations.
  4. Response to arbitrary, step and pulse excitations
  5. Numerical evaluation of dynamic response.
  6. Earthquake response of linear systems.
  7. Earthquake response of inelastic systems.

 

MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM SYSTEMS

  1. Equations of motion, problem statement, solution methods.
  2. Free vibration.
  3. Damping in structures.
  4. Dynamic analysis and response of linear systems.
  5. Earthquake analysis of linear systems.
  6. Earthquake analysis of inelastic systems.
  7. Dynamics of base-isolated buildings.


Textbook Information

- 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.




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