Description: Structural dynamics is a basic core course at the Master’s level in Structural Engineering and an advanced elective course at the undergraduate level in most Civil Engineering programme at most universities in India. The present Structural Dynamics course introduces the basic concepts of dynamic loading and the response of structures to such loads, and then uses these concepts to illustrate applications in practical structures.
It begins with the derivation of the basic equations of motion for an ideal single degree-of-freedom structure using various approaches, and the solution of these equations for different types of loading, with the emphasis on the physical behaviour of the structure to different types of loads to establish simplified methods of analysis
Resources: OpenCourseware from NPTEL (India), Sheridan College, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford & many other of the World's finest University's.
Professors: Michael Williams