Computational Structural Dynamics

General information:

Lecture and exercise notes can be retrieved at Stud.Ip.


1. Motivation
2. Basics of dynamics
3. Time integration methods
4. Modal analysis
5. Fourier transform
6. Applications

Educational Objectives:

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to
+ give an overview of the computational procedures for problems of structural dynamics.
+ explain the application of finite element programs to solve problems of structural dynamics.
+ specify problems of computational structural dynamics, to identify them in a given situation and to explain their mathematical and mechanical background.


Students are able to
+ model problems of structural dynamics.
+ select a suitable solution procedure for a given problem of structural dynamics.
+ apply computational procedures to solve problems of structural dynamics.
+ verify and critically judge results of computational structural dynamics.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to
+ solve problems in heterogeneous groups and to document the corresponding results.


Students are able to
+ assess their knowledge by means of exercises and E-Learning.