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BA8305 - Geodynamics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course is given every second year, next time fall semester 2021. Basic theory for dynamic systems with one or many degrees of freedom. Wave propagation in elastic media and soils. Development of simple spring-dashpot analogs for foundations on soils. Earthquake engineering. Pile driving. Traffic vibrations. Parameters for soil dynamics determined by laboratory and field tests. Examples of application, partly by Finite Element Methods.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should have knowledge of: - How the basic theory yielding oscillating systems and wave propagation may be used to analyse geodynamic problems Skills: The candidate is able to: - Determine appropriate geodynamic parameters - Calculate the oscillation of foundations and determine parameters for analogue models - Calculate the attenuation of earthquakes in soil deposits - Assess measured vibrations from traffic or construction activities and compare with acceptance criteria General competence: The candidate can: - Assess the effect of earthquakes and traffic vibrations - Perform dynamic analyses of geotechnical problems by the use of the finite element method

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught in English and is made up by intensive lecturing in combination with exercises. The course is offered in autumn every second year. Guest lecturers are invited from the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and International Center for Geohazards. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Course materials

Lecture notes will be available from Geotechnical Division, NTNU.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release
2022-01-10

Submission
2022-01-10


09:00


13:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release
2022-05-24

Submission
2022-05-24


09:00


13:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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