Core Module Information
Module title: Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Design

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11102
Module leader: Aamir Khokhar
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Unit 1: Introduction of structural dynamics
Unit 2: Single degree of freedom (SDOF) systems
Unit 3: Un-damped and damped free vibration of SDOF systems
Unit 4: Response of SDOF systems to harmonic, periodic and arbitrary dynamic excitations
Unit 5: Numerical evaluation of dynamic response of SDOF systems
Unit 6: Introduction to Multiple Degree of Freedom (MDOF) System
Unit 7: Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
Unit 8: Principles of structural analysis in Earthquake resistant design.
Unit 9: Estimating seismic actions to Eurocode 8
Unit 10: Seismic analysis in context of profesional Codes (Eurocode 8)

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: evaluate the dynamic response of structures using common analytical techniques
LO2: apply classical analytical and numerical methods to solve the dynamic response of simple structures
LO3: apply the numerical solution techniques (finite element method or other maths tools) and critically apply these techniques to the analysis and modelling of dynamic problems of civil engineering structures;
LO4: Design structures based on seismic requirements in Eurocodes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aamir Khokhar
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 32
Independent Learning Guided independent study 159
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Total Study Hours201
Expected Total Study Hours for Module201

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1,2 2 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 35 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 40 4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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