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: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, 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:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
- 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 practical examples so as to strengthen students’ up-to-date knowledge, 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-LO3.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers.
Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through courseworks on analytical modelling and mathematical solutions covering LO1-LO4.

Research/teaching linkages
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 a Virtual Learning Environment to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
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.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 32
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
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

Description of module content:

Introduction: types and sources of dynamic loading, structural vibration and consequences;
Single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems: motion, natural frequency, undamped/damped free vibration, excitation response, numerical analysis;
Multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) systems: property matrices, mode shapes, mode superposition;
Continuous systems: longitudinal/transverse vibration;
Case studies: earthquake ground motion;
Eurocode 1998 (EC8): Design of structures for earthquake resistance.




Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: evaluate the dynamic response of structures using common analytical techniques;
LO2: apply classical analytical 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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ROY R. CRAIG JR. , ANDREW J. KURDILA (2006) FUNDAMENTALS OF STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780471430445
Core - ANIL K. CHOPRA (2014) DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES: PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED, 4th ed. - ISBN: 978027377422
Recommended - MARIO PAZ, WILLIAM LEIGH (2004) STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS: THEORY AND COMPUTATION: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 5th ed. - ISBN: 1402076673
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