Dr. Abhinav Gupta
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
CE 723 Advanced Structural Dynamics
3 Credit Hours
Equations of motion for symmetrical & unsymmetrical buildings, Direct integration & modal superposition, Damping models, Mode truncation, Response spectrum method for seismic analysis and design, Base isolation and supplemental damping devices, Uniform Building Code, Seismic considerations in detailing of concrete and steel structures, Multiple support excitation.
A course in the Structural Dynamics (CE 722 or equivalent or consent of instructor).
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- create, analyze, test, verify, and critique the analytical models of structural systems subjected to dynamic loads (primarily earthquake loads).
- read and understand the state-of-the-practice methods, software, codes, technologies, devices, etc. used in the design of structural systems subjected to dynamic loads.
HOMEWORK: Approximately Ten (makes 60% of final grade)
EXAMINATIONS: One Mid-term (10% of grade) plus one final exam (15% of grade)
PROJECT/TERM PAPER: One based on independent project (15% of the grade)
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: We will use MATLAB, but students will only modify EXISTING programs. The student version of MATLAB is acceptable. Students will also use SAP2000, a student version. A link for downloading the latest version will be provided. MATLAB and SAP2000 can be accessible through the Virtual Computing Lab if you have a high speed internet connection.
NOT REQUIRED. Copies of published papers and professional articles will be distributed.
Suggested Reference: Chopra, A.K., Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, A.A. Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2000.