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Course Detail

Course Name Structural Dynamics
Course Code 18SC704
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Semester 1
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

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.

Text Books

  • 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.


‘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.

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