CEE511: Structural Dynamics

University of Michigan, Fall Semester 2013-2014


Professor Jerome P. Lynch

Basic course information

Credits: 3

Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, 2305 G. G. Brown

Instructor: Jerome P. Lynch, 2380 G.G. Brown, (734) 615-5290, jerlynch@umich.edu.

Office Hours: Monday 10:00 - 11:00 am & Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00pm [2380 G. G. Brown]


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Course requirements:

Homework: Homework will normally be assigned each Wednesday and due the following Wednesday in class (unless otherwise noted). Please note, late homework will not be accepted. You are allowed to work on the homework in small groups, but you must write up your own homework to hand in. Homework will sometimes involve some simple MATLAB programming (no previous knowledge of MATLAB is necessary). Homework will be graded on a scale of 100.

Grading: Homework 30%, midterms 40%, final 30%. These weights are approximate; the instructor reserves the right to change them later, as needed.

Prerequisites: Exposure to linear algebra and matrices. You should have seen the following topics: matrices and vectors, (introductory) linear algebra and differential equations.

Catalog description: Dynamic equilibrium of structures. Response of a single degree of freedom system to dynamic excitation: free vibration, harmonic loads, pulses and earthquakes. Response spectra. Response of multi-degree of freedom systems. Seismic behavior of buildings and the basis of seismic building codes.


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