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Spring 2011-2012
* CEE 362 (STN)   na, npdf

Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Radu Popescu

Analysis of forces and deformations in structures under dynamic loads. Idealization as discrete parameter systems. Single and multiple degrees of freedom. Response analysis under free vibration, harmonic, impulsive and random dynamic loads. Time and frequency domains. Earthquake phenomena from the engineering point of view. Seismic waves and power spectra. Measurement of strong ground motion. The concepts of response spectra, structural response to earthquakes, design criteria, and seismic safety.

Sample reading list:
A.K. Chopra, Dynamics of Structures
Clough and Penzien, Dynamics of Structures

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly homework assignments, approximately 4 problems per week.

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Other Exam - 30%
Design Project - 25%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CEE 361 and MAE 305.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41280 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:3 Limit:10