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Module Code: CEN307
Module Title: Structural Dynamics
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: CEN206
• To initiate a good understanding of the essential principles governing the free and forced vibration of simple structural systems.
• To develop skills in carrying out and reporting upon simple experiments using computer program.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:
Intellectual Abilities

A be aware of the physical meaning of natural frequencies and damping of a structural system

B be aware of the free vibration of simple systems

C be aware of the harmonic excitation, resonance and the effect of damping

D be aware of the transient excitation and structural response

E be aware of the dynamic behaviour of simple multi-degree-of-freedom systemsKnowledge and Understanding

F demonstrate ability to model simple dynamic systems

G demonstrate ability to determine natural frequencies and damping ratios

H demonstrate ability to solve single degree of freedom free- and forced-vibration problems

I demonstrate ability to determine the natural frequencies and mode shapes of simple MDOF systemsGeneral Transferrable Skills

J Independent work in the computer laboratory using on-line resources

K Technical writing and presentationPractical Skills

L demonstrate ability to combine the use of computer software and programming skills in order to perform dynamic analysis of simple cases of dynamic loading.
Method of teaching and learning 
Basic information is presented in the form of lectures on each material. The lectures are supplemented by a number of tutorial problems and practical classes. Coursework involving analysis of SDOF and MDOF structures under dynamic loading.
1) Introduction to the concept of dynamic loading

2) Free vibration of SDOF systems

3) Harmonic vibration of SDOF systems

4) Transient vibration of SDOF systems

5) Dynamic excitation of SDOF systems

6) Introduction to MDOF systems

7) Modal analysis

Laboratory: Shaking table demonstration of SDoF and MDoF systems subjected to various dynamic loads

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28     12  2    33  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Examination 80.00
2 Laboratory Report 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:31:22 AM