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ES4E3 - Structural Dynamics and Vibration

  • Module code: ES4E3
  • Module name: Structural Dynamics and Vibration
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To explore the principles of structural dynamics and vibration assessment of civil engineering structures

Principal learning outcomes

• Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles of dynamic behaviour of structures • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of complexities involved in the vibration serviceable designs of modern (slender, light, lightly-damped and vibration sensitive) civil engineering structures and critically evaluate their relative importance • Critically assess uncertainties associated with loading estimates and vibration predictions by analysing an advanced experimental setup on a laboratory bridge • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the design and signal\ processing principles that underpin the development of vibration data acquisition systems • Constructively evaluate and criticise designs of civil engineering structures, vibration suppression solutions and performance of relevant vibration serviceability design guidelines

Timetabled teaching activities

27 hrs lectures, 8 hrs example classes, 6 hrs of laboratory, 6h seminars. Total of 47 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples).

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4E3-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Report 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20A) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20B) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Exchange Year (H21A) - Year 4