TKT4108 - Structural Dynamics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Introduction to random vibrations. Dynamic loads and dynamic response of structures due to wind and earthquake

Learning outcome

Structural dynamics 2, is picking up where the basic course TKT4201 Structural dynamics 1 finished, i.e. starting with the assumption that the students already have relevant knowledge of the basic principles of dynamics and the most important solution strategies usually applied to civil engineering structures. The course comprises three main parts. The first part is an introduction to random vibrations. The second part covers the calculation of wind-induced dynamic response, while the third part is dedicated to the calculation of dynamic response due to earthquake-induced ground accelerations.

The learning aspiration of the course is that at the end of the course the student will have a general knowledge of:
- the mathematical description of stochastic processes
- frequency and time domain solution strategies in original as well as modal degrees of freedom,
- dynamic load and response calculations due to turbulent wind
- seismology and earthquake as a dynamic load,
- relevant standards and the calculation of dynamic response due to earthquake,
- interaction between structure and soil.

The student should be able to:
- calculate dynamic response due to wind load
- calculate dynamic response due to earthquake
- use Matlab in basic dynamics

General competence:
The student should be able to:
- calculate the dynamic load and establish the necessary equilibrium conditions in time and frequency domain for slender civil engineering structures,
- perform solutions by stochastic methods,
- choose the most relevant solution strategy and calculate response for structures subject to wind or earthquake-induced oscillations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and excercises or semester assignments. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises and semester assignment

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

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

Newland, D. E: An introduction to random vibrations, spectral and wavelet analysis. Dover 2005
Tamura, Y. Kareem, A: Advanced structural wind engineering. Springer 2013
Kramer, S: Geotechnical earthquake engineering. Prentice-Hall 1996

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 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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