206.299 Experimental Methods in Structural Dynamics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
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2021W, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to carry out vibration measurements on building constructions or on components including the associated evaluation and analysis of measured data.

Subject of course

Measurement equipment for recording of time-dependent mechanical parameters(sensors, amplifiers, display of measured data, processing of recorded data). Experimental determination of natural frequencies and damping coefficients considering as example beam- and multistory frame structures by applying piezoelectric accelerometers and force transducers. Demonstration of passive vibration control considering a three story shear frame. Introduction in analyses of signals in the time and freqeuncy domain. Application of strain gauge technique. Introduction in computer-controlled vibration techniques(software: BEAM, LABVIEW).

Teaching methods

Presentation of the most important components of a measuring chain for structural dynamic measurements. Experimental determination of dynamic system parameters using the example of beam and multi-story frames.

Mode of examination


Additional information





Course dates

Tue12:00 - 15:0012.10.2021Seminar room 3 Einführung Messtechnische Verfahren in der Baudynamik
Tue08:00 - 18:0019.10.2021Seminar room 2 Praktikum Messtechnische Verfahren in der Baudynamik
Tue08:00 - 18:0016.11.2021Seminar room 3 Praktikum Messtechnische Verfahren in der Baudynamik
Tue08:00 - 18:0030.11.2021Seminar room 3 Praktikum Messtechnische Verfahren in der Baudynamik

Examination modalities

Autonomous execution of vibration measurements, protocol settlement, final discussion.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2021 08:00 11.10.2021 12:00 11.10.2021 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


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