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Building Dynamics: Earthquake-Proof Construction

Module name (EN): Building Dynamics: Earthquake-Proof Construction
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022
Module code: BMA311
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0168
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIMA391 (P110-0093) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, optional course
BMA311 (P110-0168) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022, semester 1, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Lang
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Lang

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ be familiar with questions pertaining to building dynamics.
_ have learned the basic concepts of structural dynamics such as natural frequency, normal modes, resonance, dynamic load factor, tuning, time integration, modal analysis
_ be able to model systems with regard to their stiffness and mass distribution and calculate them by means of manual calculation methods or EDP.
_ be able to perform earthquake verifications using simplified procedures and assess the limits of their use.

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Module content:
_ Single degree of freedom system, natural frequency
_ Forced oscillations (harmonic loads, impact loads)
_ Resonance, tuning, dynamic load factor
_ Analytical/numerical solution of the equation of motion for a single degree of freedom system
_ Multiple degree of freedom system, lumped mass matrix and consistent mass matrix
_ Modal analysis, direct time integration methods
_ Earthquake excitation, calculation of earthquake actions on building structures
_ Response-spectrum analysis

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Recommended or required reading:
_ Meskouris: Baudynamik
_ Werner: Baudynamik
_ Mehlhorn: Der Ingenieurbau
_ Clough / Penzien: Dynamics of Structures

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