Experimental Structural Dynamics

Experimental Structural Dynamics

Courses: M.Sc. Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering, Digital Engineering

  • 6 Credits (Seminar, Laboratory, Project work)

Lecturer: PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Volkmar Zabel

Course aim: The students obtain deepened knowledge in structural dynamics, structural dynamic analysis, data processing, dynamic test equipment and its handling. They learn to analyse the dynamic behaviour of a structure utilizing both numerical and experimental state-of-the-art methods. Furthermore the students have to develop strategies and concepts of investigation. The work in small groups enhances the social competence of the students. 

Contents

  • Operational modal analysis, sensor types, sensor positioning, data analysis and assessment, assessment of structural changes, structural modelling, model updating

eLearning: Further information about the course can be found on the study platform of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the virtual room Experimental Structural Dynamics. 

The key word to access the room will be announced in the first lectures of the semester. All information concerning the course is communicated via this platform.

Preliminary requirementsSolid background in structural dynamics, successful attendence of the course Structural Dynamics

Preliminary requirements to exams: none

Type of examination: project work, intermediate and final presentations, project report

Literature:

  • Ewins, D.J.: Modal Testing: Theory, Practice and Application, 2nd edition, 2000
  • Maia, N.M.M., Silva, J.M.M. (eds.): Theoretical and Experimental Modal Analysis, 1997
  • Rainieri, C. & Fabbrocino, G.: Operational Modal Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures, 2014
  • Clough, R.W., Penzien, J.: Dynamics of Structures, 2010 

Download: study platform of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the virtual room Experimental Structural Dynamics. 

https://moodle.uni-weimar.de/enrol/index.php?id=3543