101-0157-01L  Structural Dynamics and Vibration Problems

SemesterHerbstsemester 2022
DozierendeM. Vassiliou, V. Ntertimanis
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung


101-0157-01 GStructural Dynamics and Vibration Problems2 Std.
Di15:45-17:30HCI J 6 »
M. Vassiliou, V. Ntertimanis


KurzbeschreibungFundamentals of structural dynamics are presented. Computing the response of elastic single and multiple DOF structural systems subjected to harmonic, periodic, pulse, and impulse is discussed. Practical solutions to vibration problems in flexible structures under diverse excitations are developed.
LernzielAfter successful completion of this course the students will be able to:
1. Explain the dynamic equilibrium of structures under dynamic loading.
2. Use second-order differential equations to theoretically and numerically model the dynamic equilibrium of structural systems.
3. Model structural systems using single-degree-of-freedom and multiple-degree-of-freedom models.
4. Compute the dynamic response of structural system to harmonic, periodic, pulse, and impulse excitation using time-history and response-spectrum methods.
5. Use dynamics of structures to identify the basis for structural design code provisions related to dynamic loading.
InhaltThis is a course on structural dynamics, an extension of structural analysis for loads that induce significant inertial forces and vibratory response of structures. Dynamic responses of elastic and inelastic single-degree-of-freedom and multiple-degree-of-freedom structural systems subjected to harmonic, periodic, pulse, and impulse excitation are discussed. Theoretical background and engineering guidelines for practical solutions to vibration problems in flexible structures caused by humans, machinery, wind or explosions are presented.
SkriptThe class will be taught mainly on the blackboard.

Accompanying electronic material will be uploaded to ILIAS and available through myStudies.

All the material can be found in Anil Chopra's comprehensive textbook given in the literature below.
LiteraturDynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 4th edition, Anil Chopra, Prentice Hall, 2014 (Global Edition), ISBN-10: 9780273774242

Vibration Problems in Structures: Practical Guidelines, Hugo Bachmann et al., Birkhäuser, Basel, 1995

Weber B., Tragwerksdynamik. Link .ETH Zürich, 2002.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesKnowledge of the fundamentals in structural analysis, and in structural design of reinforced concrete, steel and/or wood structures is mandatory. Working knowledge of matrix algebra and ordinary differential equations is required. Familiarity with Matlab and with structural analysis computer software is desirable.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte3 KP
PrüfendeM. Vassiliou, V. Ntertimanis
RepetitionDie Leistungskontrolle wird in jeder Session angeboten. Die Repetition ist ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Prüfungsmodusschriftlich 180 Minuten
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusOne mandatory 3-hour long written final session examination covering the entire course material.
Hilfsmittel schriftlichOne A4 page of hand-written notes
Diese Angaben können noch zu Semesterbeginn aktualisiert werden; verbindlich sind die Angaben auf dem Prüfungsplan.


LiteraturCourse textbook. Prof. Dr. Anil Chopra: Dynamics of Structures
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