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
Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Have a general overview of fatigue, nonlinear effects and
mechanisms in soil/structures interaction.
- Understand numerical solution schemes for fatigue and nonlinear
- Understand nonlinear constitutive behaviour of granular
- Understand numerical treatment of elastoplasticity. Including
hardening, nonassociated plasticity, fatigue and strain
developments during cyclic loading.
- Understand wave propagation in solids, structures and fluids
and related mechanisms. Including response spectra and Design of
buildings according to response spectrum method.
- Understand numerical solution schemes for wave
- Be able to apply the finite-element method for the 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 responses of
geotechnical structures with the finite-element method.
- Use correct professional terminology.
- Be able to choose and develop strategies for numerical analysis
of problems involving nonlinear material behaviour and/or wave
propagation, including the judgement of parameters and shortcomings
of the models.
- Be able to identify and apply proper numerical solution
techniques and material models for assessment of geotechnical
structures in the serviceability, fatigue and ultimate limit
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.
|Name of exam||Nonlinear and Dynamic Analysis of Civil Engineering
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on portfolio work in groups.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|