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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 6212 - Structural Dynamics

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course introduces analysis of single degree of freedom systems; multi-degree of freedom Systems; free vibration analysis; forced system response; analysis of earthquake loading; and modal analysis. (prereq: AE 5210  or CV 5210 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze single degree of freedom systems for a variety of dynamic loadings 
  • Analyze multi-degree of freedom systems for a variety of dynamic loadings 
  • Calculate the response of simple structures to earthquake loading

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Matrix structural analysis

Course Topics
  • Single degree of freedom (SDOF) systems 
  • Equation of motion 
  • Free vibration 
  • Harmonic loads 
  • Impulsive loads 
  • Methods for numerical solution of equations of motion 
  • Finite difference methods for linear and nonlinear systems 
  • Earthquake response history and spectra 
  • Multi-degree of freedom (MDOF) systems 
  • Equation of motion 
  • Other preliminary topics 
  • Free vibration 
  • Modal damping 
  • Modal analysis for linear systems

Richard A. DeVries

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