Computer-assisted dynamic analysis has slowly, but steadily, won a foothold in the typical design office environment. This was primarily achieved due to the affordability of such software and the convenience of graphical user interfaces that have helped turn input data preparation and outputs presentations as routine exercises.
This course introduces engineers and architects to the fundamental concepts in dynamic analysis and design that have to be well understood before a dynamic analysis is done on structures using "black-box" software tools.
This course covers a discussion on the response spectra analysis and eigenvalue analysis with particular emphasis on how to interpret results from such analysis. Common pitfalls encountered in applying results from such analysis to design are discussed at length.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.