CE573 Structural Dynamics
Welcome to the CE573 Fall'16 website
Office hours: MW 1:00-3:00pm
Distribution of homework problems or solutions is against the course honor code.
Other Documents, Websites
Working Model files demonstrating response spectra concepts (file 1: different periods, same damping ratio and file 2: same period, different damping ratios)
Working Model file for viscously damped vs. friction damped SDOFs under harmonic loading example
Hardy Cross essays (great essays!) and on Hardy Cross
CE571 - Earthquake Engineering website - M. Sozen, Purdue University
Acoustics and Vibrations animations - D. Russell, Kettering University
Vibrations website - B J Stone, The University of Western Australia
Matrices, matrix algebra, matrix identities (To refresh your memory; not all is relevant. Your matrix methods/linear algebra notes/textbook could be better.)
Software, Animations, Videos
Question: Is an exact analysis of an approximate model an approximate analysis of the exact model?
"All analyses are based on some assumptions which are not quite in accordance with the facts. From this, however, it does not follow that the conclusions of the analysis are not very close to the facts." - H. Cross
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” - A.Einstein
Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty-five or thirty-nine?
Luke: I thought it was a nice round number.
[from Cool Hand Luke]
"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck, Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer
"One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it." - Persian proverb
last update: 15 December 2016