Dynamics and Seismic Design

Year
5
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
02004276
Subject Area
Structures and Structural Mechanics
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Mechanics II, Theory of Structures

Teaching Methods

Presentation of concepts and of some practical exercises illustrating the application of those concepts using audio-visual support. Autonomous problem solving in which the students work out exercises problems of theoretical and practical application with the guidance of the teacher. It is also foreseen the observation of laboratory tests of bars in tension and in bending.

Learning Outcomes

The main purpose of the course is  the theoretical development and application to practical situations of elastic vibrations and of analysis and seismic design of structures, with particular emphasis on steel and composite structures.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Part A - Structural Dynamics

  1. Introduction
  2. Single degree of freedom linear oscillator
  3. Continuous Dynamical Systems 4
  4. Discrete dynamical systems (several degrees of freedom)

Part B - Action Project Seismic and anti-seismic structures

  1.  Seismology and characterization of the seismic action
  2. Effects of earthquakes on structures
  3. Linear seismic analysis of structures
  4. Anti-seismic building structures.

Examples of application of Eurocode 8 Part 1 and National Annex.

Assessment Methods

Continuous
Final exam - resolution of practical exercises: 25.0%
Final exam - theoretical part: 25.0%
Workout of assignments: 50.0%

Bibliography

- Rebelo, C. (2009) Dinâmica de Estruturas - Apontamentos

- Chopra, A.K. (2001) Dynamics of structures: Theory and applications to Earthquake Engineering. Prentice Hall, New Jersey 2nd edition.

- Clough R.W. and Penzien J. (1975) Dynamics of Structures. McGraw-Hill Inc.,New York.

- Sen T.K. (2009) Fundamentals of Seismic Loading on Structures, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.

- Bathe, K.L. and Wilson, E.L. (1976) Numerical Methods in Finite Element Analysis. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

- Smith, J.W. (1988) Vibration of Structures : Aplications in Civil Engineering design, Chapman and Hall.

- Craig, Roy R. (1981) Structural dynamics: An introduction to computer methods. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

- CEB (1991) Vibration problems in Structures,

- EUROCÓDIGO 8 - Estruturas em regiões sísmicas