ENGRCEE 247 Structural Dynamics (2015-2016)

ENGRCEE 247 Structural Dynamics

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 247 Structural Dynamics (Credit Units: 4) Vibration of discrete and continuous mass elastic systems. Isolation and transmissability. Dynamic recording instruments. Introduction to nonlinear theory of vibration. Response of structures to earthquake, traffic, and wind loads. Response spectra concepts. Normal mode analysis. Numerical integration techniques. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1402076671.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0131561748.

Recommended Textbook:

Dynamics of Structures – Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2000

Maria Feng
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Dynamics (CEE 80)

Lecture Topics:
  • Structures Modeled as SDOF Systems
  • Modeling
  • Free Vibration
  • Undamped System
  • Damped System
  • Response to Harmonic Loading
  • Harmonic Vibration of Undamped Systme
  • Harmonic Vibration of Damped System
  • Harmonic Vibration Tests
  • Response to Ground Motion and Vibration Isolation
  • Vibration Instruments
  • Response to General Dynamic Loading
  • Response to Impulse
  • Duhamel’s Integral
  • Response to Step and Ramp Loading
  • Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response
  • Earthquake Response
  • Response Spectrum
  • Generalized SDOF Systems
  • Structures Modeled as MDOF Systems
  • Modeling
  • Free Vibration of Undamped System
  • Natural Frequencies and Modes
  • Orthogonality Property of Modes
  • Damping in Structure
  • Response to Dynamic Loading and Ground Motion
  • Modal Superposition Method
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

The research paper and some homework problems require the usage of PC, preferably installed with Matlab.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Midterm(s): 30%
  • Final: 40%
  • Research Paper: 20%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 14, 2014
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr