Dynamic Analysis of Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Winter 2004
Teacher(s):
ENRICO SPACONE
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
15/03/2004 – 14/04/2004

The course presents basic dynamic analysis methods for structural systems subjected to earthquakes. Methods of linear and nonlinear analysis in the time-domain are covered, as is frequency domain analysis. Topics include:
formulation of equations of motionfor SDOF and MDOF systems,
multiple-support excitation,
DOF reduction methods, frequency-domain methods, damping models,
modal analysis and modal combination rules, time integration methods for nonlinear dynamic analysis.
Applications include building analysis, torsion, bridge analysis, inelastic earthquake response, seismic isolation. Implementation of dynamic analysis methods and computing will be covered extensively (using Matlab). Modelling issues and
interpretation of earthquake response are covered.

Suggested readings:

  • Chopra, A. K., (1995):Dynamics of Structures, Prentice-Hall.
  • Clough, R. W., and Penzien, J. (1993):Dynamics of Structures, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill.