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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers - SDOF systems

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The theory of structural dynamics is introduced. The characteristics of Single Degree of Freedom Systems under dynamic loading are discussed in detail. Methods to evaluate the response of SDOF systems under various types of dynamic loading are taught. A brief introduction to Multi -DOF systems is also included.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of Civil, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering

PREREQUISITES : Needs basic programming skills to solve some assignment questions.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies in the fields of Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering



Week 1: Introduction to structural dynamics, SDOF, Free vibration – undamped and damped systemsWeek 2: Forced Vibrations – harmonic, periodic, arbitrary excitations
Week 3: Numerical evaluation of dynamic responses, Earthquake excitations
Week 4: Generalized SDOF systems, Introduction to Multi Degree of Freedom Systems

Taught by

Dr. Riya Catherine George

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