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Structural Dynamics
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Structural Dynamics' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Overview - Basic features of dynamic loading and response – models for dynamic analysis – lumped mass, generalized displacements and finite element models - Formulation of equation of motion - Degrees of freedom – mass moment of inertia - Generalized single degree of freedom systems - Free vibration of single degree of freedom system - Negative damping - Single degree of freedom system –Response to impulsive loads - Approximate analysis - Response to general dynamic loading - Numerical analysis in the frequency domain, fast Fourier transform analysis - Multi degree of freedom system - analysis of multi- degree of freedom system- mode superposition analysis - Distributed Parameter System-Practical Vibration Analysis. Design examples: -Turbo generator machine foundations, Analysis of buildings for E.Q force using IS 1893.

  • Structural Dynamics - Theory and Computation, Paz .M, Springer, 2007.
  • Dynamics of Structures - Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, Anil K Chopra, Prentice Hall, NewDelhi, 2004.
  • Dynamics of Structures, Clough, R.W, and Penzien J, McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1993.
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Agarwal .P and Shrikande. M, Prentice Hall of India, 2007.