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# CVEN40550

#### Structural Dynamics (CVEN40550)

Subject:
Civil Engineering
College:
Engineering & Architecture
School:
Civil Engineering
Level:
4 (Masters)
Credits:
5
Module Coordinator:
Assoc Professor Daniel McCrum
Trimester:
Autumn
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
Internship Module:
No

Curricular information is subject to change.

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of structural dynamics – natural frequencies, modes of vibration, damping, harmonic excitation and vibration transmissibility. Mode superposition and transient analysis techniques for solving dynamic problems are introduced. Test procedures for measuring natural frequencies, associated modes of vibration and damping levels are also covered.

###### Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Calculate natural frequencies and modes of vibration for two degree of freedom systems
2. Understand the concept of damping and its effect on structural response
3. Understand the concepts of dynamic magnification factors and vibration transmissibility
4. Understand how to solve dynamic problems using mode superposition and transient analysis techniques

###### Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Autonomous Student Learning

80

Total

116

###### Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Problem based learning
Lectures
Assignments
Tutorials
###### Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

BSc Structural Engineering with Architecture, BE Civil Stage 3 completed, or similar level

###### Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.

###### Assessment Strategy
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment(Including Essay): Assignments Week 4, Week 7, Week 10 Standard conversion grade scale 40% No
30
No
Exam (In-person): End of trimester exam End of trimester
Duration:
2 hr(s)
Standard conversion grade scale 40% No
70
No

###### Carry forward of passed components
Yes

Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
###### Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

###### How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given to students after each of the three assignments

Name Role
Dr Meisam Gordan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Daniel McCrum Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Autumn Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Autumn Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 10:00 - 11:50