BA8305 - Geodynamics


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2010/2011

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 5 hours D

Course content

The course is given every second year, next time autumn 2011. 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

The course provides the necessary background for calculation of the dynamic response of foundations and geotechnical structures.

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Lecture notes will be available from Geotechnical Division, NTNU.


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D
  • * 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.