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Dynamic and Seismic Engineering

Code 10305
Year 4
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Mechanics and Structures
Entry requirements Calculus, Linear Algebra, Static, Continuous Solid Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Structures and Structural Concrete.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements n.a.
Learning outcomes O1 – To have knowledge of the basic formulations of analysis of linear systems under dynamic actions with deterministic character.
O2 - To have knowledge of some basic concepts and procedures related to experimental dynamic analysis.
O3 - Ability in the application of Structural Dynamics methods to the study of the behaviour of civil engineering structures.
O4 - Recognize the methodologies and devices that allow controlling the dynamic behaviour of a structure.
O5 - To have knowledge of the principles that structure the current regulations that seek to define the rules for seismic design.
O6 – Ability of implementation of the legal provisions in the codes for the evaluation of the seismic response of civil engineering structures, namely those included in the Portuguese RSA and REBAP codes and in Eurocodes 8 and 2.
O7 - To have knowledge of the elementary principles underlying a correct design of structures against seismic action (earthquake resistant structures).
Syllabus Part 1: Structural dynamics
1.1 - Introduction to the dynamic analysis of structures.
1.2 - Systems of a degree of freedom.
1.3 - Systems with varying degrees of freedom
1.4 - Continuous systems
Part 2: Earthquake Engineering
2.1 - Philosophy of the earthquake resistant project.
2.2 Engineering techniques to improve the resistant capacity of buildings to earthquakes.
2.3 - General notions of seismic design and design.
2.4 - Direct dimensioning and resistant capacity.
2.5 - Methods of control or verification of seismic performance.
Main Bibliography - Smith J.W. – Vibrations of Structures. Applications in Civil Engineering (1998).
- Paz M. – Structural Dynamics. Theory and Computations (1997).
- Inman D.J. – Engineering Vibration (2008).
- Clough, R.; Penzien, J. – Dynamics of Structures (2003).
- Gupta, A.K. – Response Spectrum Method in Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures (1992).
- Chopra A.K. – Dynamics of Structures. Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering (2001).
- Lopes M. (coordenador) - Sismos e Edifícios. Edições ORION (2008)
- Naeim F. – The Seismic Design Handbook (2001).
- Hu Y.X., Liu S.C., Dong W. – Earthquake Engineering (1996).
- Coburn A.W., Spence R.J.S. – Earthquake Protection (2002).
- Dowrick D.J. – Earthquake Resistant Design and Risk Reduction (2009).
- EUROCODE 8 - Design of structures for earthquake resistance (Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings) - English version (2000).
- EUROCODE 2 - Design of concrete structures (Part 1-1: General rules and rules for building
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This course lasts one semester, involving 60 hours of contact with the teaching team, 90 hours of autonomous work and 10 hours for evaluation (total: 160 hours). The approval of this course unit confers the student 6 ECTS.
The classes are organized in theoretical classes - T (theoretical approach, with complementary examples of concepts through practical problems) and practical classes - P (resolution accompanied by practical problems that cover all the programmatic contents).
The evaluation is carried out in two phases:
- Continuous assessment: one test with two components, one theoretical and the other practical, the second of much greater weight than the first, during the semester; and one practical work.
- Final exam (with a theoretical and practical part) for students admitted.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-03-12

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