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Course Name Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design Concrete Design
Course Code 15CVL438
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to structural dynamics – importance of structural dynamics – types and sources of dynamic loads – distinguishing features of a dynamic problem – methodology for dynamic analysis – types of structural vibration – basic terminology.

Single Degree of Freedom: Linear systems: Equation of motion – components of vibration system – natural frequency – viscous damping – response to undamped and damped free and forced vibration – response to support motion – principle of accelerometers and displacement meters.

Unit 2

Two Degrees of Freedom: Equations of motion – Eigen value problem – free vibration response – forced vibration response to harmonic excitation – response to support motion – modal analysis.

Earthquake Resistant Design: Elements of Engineering Seismology – Indian Seismicity – faults – seismic waves – earthquake intensity and magnitude – earthquake ground motion – behaviour of structures in the past Earthquakes – basic terminology.

Earthquake Response: Linear systems: Earthquake ground motion – response spectrum – response history analysis

Unit 3

IS codal provisions for the determination of lateral loads – modal analysis. Soil liquefaction – soil-structure interaction effects.

Design Concepts: Seismic Design Concepts – design spectrum – Earthquake Resistant Design of simple framed structures – IS:1893 codal provisions – ductile detailing of Reinforced Concrete frames as per IS:13920.

Text Books

  1. Mario Paz, “Structural Dynamics”, Springer, 2007.
  2. Pankaj Agarwal, Manish Shrikhande, “Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures”, PHI Learning, 2009.


  • Anil K Chopra, “Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering”, Pearson Education, 2008.
  • Duggal.S. K., “Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures”, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • IS:1893 – (Part I), Criteria for Earthquake Resistant structures – General Provisions and Buildings
  • IS:13935 – Repair and Seismic strengthening of buildings
  • IS:4326 – Earthquake Resistant Design and Constructions of buildings
  • IS:13920 – Ductile detailing of RC Structures subject to Seismic forces

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