Dynamics of Structures 2021-2022

Latest news

  • May 25 : Last course, questions and answers, case studies
  • May 11 : Conference by Vincent de Ville (bureau Greisch)
  • May 4 : Watch videos : Isolation + Vibration testing parts I & II
  • April 27 : Watch videos : Remedial measures + Damping + Tuned Vibration absorbers
  • April 20 : Watch videos : Vibration problems + Dynamic response computation
  • March 30 : Watch videos : Flow induced vibrations + turbulent wind excitation
  • March 16 : Watch videos : reduction to SDOF system + end of response spectra (mdof)
  • March 9 : Watch videos : Finite elements and continuous systems
  • March 2 : Watch videos : vibration sources (end) and MDOF systems
  • Feb 23 : Watch videos : vibration sources and response spectra

The class recordings can be found here : Link to podcast.

Copy of the slides and videos  :

0. Practical details  pdf 

1. Introduction  pdf

2. SDOF systems pdf  wooclap

3. Vibration sources pdf  wooclap

-3.1 Response spectra pdf  wooclap

4. MDOF systems pdf  wooclap

5. Finite element models  pd wooclap

6. Continuous systems  pdf  wooclap

7. Reduction to SDOF systems  pdf  wooclap

8. Flow induced vibrations  pdf  wooclap

9. Turbulent wind excitation  pdf wooclap

10. Vibration problems  pdf wooclap

11. Dynamic response computation  pdf wooclap

12. Remedial measures  pdf wooclap

13. Damping  pdf wooclap

14. Tuned vibration absorbers  pdf wooclap

15. Vibration isolation  pdf wooclap

16. Vibration testing I  pdf wooclap

17. Vibration testing II  pdf

18. Conference Vincent de VilleĀ  pdf

(recorded on the podcast : https://podcast.ulb.ac.be//ezplayer/?action=view_album_assets&album=CNST-H-420-pub&token=VVAFSPWT)


We will be using the open  software Octave (https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/), which can be downloaded here (free)  : https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html

For what we will be doing, the language is the same as MATLAB, so you are free to use either of the two softwares.

For the students who have never used Matlab/Octave, we advise to do the introduction session below, which is written for Matlab but fully compatible with Octave.

Please bring your own laptop with you for these exercise session.


For the project, we will be using a combination of Matlab/Octave and the finite element softwre FinElg, see instructions to install here

0. Introduction to Matlab/Octave  pdf  / Correction pdf

1. SDOF systems and response spectra  pdf  / Correction m-file

earthquakes input file (.mat)

2. MDOF systems pdf / Correction m-file

3. Parasismic design project

overview (pdf), detailed presentation (pdf) and Eurocode 8 (pdf)

4. Wind excitation project

overview (pdf), detailed presentation (pdf) and Eurocode 1 (pdf)