Dynamic Analysis of Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Spring 2002
Teacher(s):
AMR ELNASHAI
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
06/05/2002 – 05/06/2002

The course objectives is to provide the attendants with (i) the basic tools to solve simple problems of SDOF and MDOF systems with conventional damping subjected to general dynamic loading, with emphasis on earthquake ground motion and other externally applied transient dynamic actions; (ii) advanced knowledge to fully command tools for transient inelastic analysis of complex systems using computer methods, with emphasis on available software packages and (iii) an appreciation of the expected accuracy and stability of dynamic analysis.

Suggested readings:

  • A. K. Chopra (1995): Dynamics of Structures, Prentice-Hall
  • Clough and Penzien, (1993): Dynamics of Structures, McGraw-Hill International Editions
  • K. J. Bathe, (1996): Finite element procedures, Prentice Hall
  • F.Y.Chang: Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics, Marcell Dekker