206.301 Structural Dynamics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.5h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to…

  • mathematically describe different excitation mechanisms for forced vibrations and deterministically or probabilistically solve the equations of motion of single and multi-mass oscillators using different methods (direct integration of the equation of motion, classical modal analysis, solution of the vibration equation in phase space, numerical methods).
  • apply the different calculation methods of Eurocode 8 (simplified and multimodal response spectrum method, pushover analysis, non-linear time history calculations) to building structures.
  • name and design passive vibration dampers for different types of loads (earthquake, wind, machine-induced vibrations) both on the load-bearing system and the foundation.

Subject of course

Modal analyis of structures. Calculation of natural frequencies and mode shapes by means of numerical methods. Special problems of seismic excitation. Modal earthquake response spectra. Application to single and multiple excitation. Vibration isolation. Problems of design with emphasis on wind and earthquake excitation. Basic concepts of stochastic processes. Engine-induced oscillations.

Teaching methods

Lectures including many numerical example problems.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

All PDF documents are made available in TUWEL or TISS and remain accessible to all registered students until the end of the semester.

The lecture units are presented in presence in the lecture hall. Due to the infection process, there may be changes in the LVA mode.



Course dates

Wed13:00 - 15:0006.03.2024 - 26.06.2024Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Structural Dynamics - Single appointments
Wed06.03.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed13.03.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed20.03.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed10.04.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed17.04.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed24.04.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed08.05.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed15.05.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed22.05.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed29.05.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed05.06.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed12.06.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed19.06.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO
Wed26.06.202413:00 - 15:00Hörsaal 15 Baudynamik VO

Examination modalities

Written and oral examination OR preparation (including presentation) of a project and oral examination.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.02.2024 12:00 31.05.2024 18:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


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