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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. II
Subject Code AE623
Subject Title Structural Dynamics


Elements of analytical dynamics – discrete systems with multiple degrees of freedom – elastic and inertia coupling – natural frequencies and mode – free vibration response – uncoupling of equations of motion – modal analysis – forced vibration response – vibration isolation – vibration of continuous systems – differential equations and boundary conditions – longitudinal, flexural and torsional vibrations of one-dimensional structures – vibration analysis of simplified aircraft and launch vehicle structures – structural damping – free and forced response of continuous systems – introduction to concepts of nonlinear and random vibrations – elements of vibration testing and experimentation.

Text Books

1. Meirovitch, L., Elements of Vibration Analysis, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill (1986).

2. Paz, M., Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation, 2nd ed., CBS Publishers & Distributors (2004).

3. Weaver Jr., W., Timoshenko, S. P., and Young, D. H., Vibration Problems in Engineering, 5th ed., John Wiley (1990).

4. Meirovitch, L., Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics, Sijthoff & Noordhoff (1980).

5. Cough, R. W. and Penzien, J., Dynamics of Structure, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill (1993).