Instructor: Prof. P. Banerji, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay.
This 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 behavior of the structure to different types of loads to establish simplified methods of analysis. And then, it discusses the numerical methods for response analysis and earthquake response of structures. This naturally then leads to the development of equations for multi-degree-of-freedom structures, with multi‐storied buildings as the example structures, and free and forced vibration response analysis of these multi‐storied buildings. Finally, a simplified analysis of MDOF systems using the concept of generalized single-degree-of-freedom systems and the dynamics of continuous systems are introduced.