Nonlinear and Dynamic Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures

2022/2023

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

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have a general overview of fatigue, nonlinear effects and mechanisms in soil/structures interaction.
  • Understand numerical solution schemes for fatigue and nonlinear analysis.
  • Understand nonlinear constitutive behaviour of granular materials.
  • 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 propagation.

Skills

  • 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.

Competences

  • 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 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
Oral exam based on portfolio work in groups.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

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

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science