This course provides an overview of rigid-body dynamics, free and deterministic forced vibration of undamped and damped single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, vibration of continuous systems, approximate methods of analysis, and introduction to random vibration of linear systems. Applications of the principles of structural dynamics to determine a structure’s earthquake response are also covered. Instructor assumes that students who enroll in this course have a basic understanding of stiffness and stiffness matrices.

Course prerequisites: 

535.641 Mathematical Methods for Engineers.

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