Advanced Structural Dynamics

5 credits

The subject of structural dynamics has many application areas; everything from space, aircraft, vehicles, and machines to buildings. Within the subject, the dynamic properties of structures are studied, which includes performance, comfort, service life and vibrations due to time-varying loads.

In Structural Dynamics, finite element models are often used. They are based on knowledge from the subject Solid Mechanics. To validate that a calculation model represents the actual structure, data from vibration measurements are used, among other things. In case of deviations between a model and the actual structure, the model may need to be adjusted; then theories from the subject Optimization are used.

Often the behavior of an assembled structure needs to be predicted based on knowledge of the behavior of its components. The components may be represented by calculation models or experimental data. How such representations are linked or separated is studied in the field of Experimental Substructuring.

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