Nonlinear and Dynamic Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in the course modules: Structural Mechanics and Dynamics and Material Modelling in Civil Engineering

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:    

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have a general overview of nonlinear effects and mechanisms in civil and structural engineering.
  • Understand numerical solution schemes for nonlinear analysis.
  • Understand nonlinear constitutive behaviour of granular materials, including concrete.
  • Understand numerical treatment of elastoplasticity, including hardening, nonassociated plasticity and strain localization.
  • Understand wave propagation in solids, structures and fluids and related mechanisms, including dissipation and dispersion.
  • Understand numerical solution schemes for wave propagation.

Skills

  • Be able to apply the finite-element method for analysis of nonlinear problems involving granular materials.
  • Be able to apply the finite-element method for analysis of wave propagation in solids, structures and fluids.
  • Be able to analyse nonlinear and dynamic response of reinforced concrete structures with the finite-element method.
  • Use correct professional terminology.

Competences

  • Be able to choose and develop strategies for numerical analysis of problems involving nonlinear material behaviour and/or wave propagation, including judgement of parameters and shortcomings of the models.
  • Be able to identify and apply proper numerical solution techniques and material models for assessment of reinforced concrete structures in the serviceability and ultimate limit states.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examNonlinear and Dynamic Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures
Type of exam
Oral exam
Individual oral exam based on portfolio work in groups.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleIkkelineær og dynamisk analyse af bygge- og anlægskonstruktioner
Module codeB-BK-K3A-14
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science