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 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
2022/3, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal lectures, class tutorials and computer labs are used to deliver contents and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material, covering LO1-LO4. - Lectures cover the theory, analytical and numerical techniques, covering LO1-LO4. - Tutorials cover the application of the theory by solving several real-life based examples so as to strengthen students’ up-to-date knowledge on design, covering LO1-LO4. - Computer labs cover the practice of numerical solution techniques using mathematical tools and finite element software for structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, covering LO1-LO4.
Module content is developed in consultation with employers. Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment components. Students acquiring such skills and training enhance their employability, professionalism and allow them to work in structural consultancies.
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Relevant research findings are delivered within the module. Supporting equality and diversity All materials are available on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group. Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.
The content of the module provides all international students with an understanding of UK practice. International case studies are cited as appropriate. International students are encouraged to discuss practices adopted in their home nation.
Professional threads design and professionalism as set out in both Learning Objectives and here (Learning & Teaching methods) above.

Formative Assessment:
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the two assessments, covering LO1-LO4 These are a good opportunity for students to practice and experience what is expected from them. Students get general feedback on individual based and may obtain individual comments upon request.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is carried out through the two courseworks (LO1-LO4)

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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