CIVIL-449 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Beyer Katrin, Lignos Dimitrios

Language: English


Summary

This course deals with the nonlinear modelling and analysis of structures when subjected to monotonic, cyclic, and dynamic loadings, focusing in particular on the seismic response of structures. It introduces solution methods for nonlinear static and dynamic problems.

Content

Keywords

Finite element analysis, modelling of structures, seismic analysis

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Course in linear finite element analysis (CIVIL-321 Modélisation numérique des solides et structures or equivalent) and courses in structural / continuum mechanics (CIVIL 124 Statics I, CIVIL-238 Structural Mechanics (for GC), CIVIL-224 Statics II, CIVIL-225 Continuum Mechanics (for GC) or equivalent courses)
  • Structural dynamics (CIVIL-420 Dynamique des structures or equivalent)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Hypothesize different structural members with adequate modelling approaches
  • Choose appropriate constitutive laws, element formulations and solution methods for structures undergoing inelastic deformations
  • Conduct nonlinear static and dynamic analyses of complete structures
  • Apply a nonlinear finite element software for seismic modelling and analysis
  • Interpret output and estimate achievable simulation accuracy

Assessment methods

The assignments and the final exam count 50% towards the final grade.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others Slides are distributed via the moodle-page of the course.

Prerequisite for

"Le contenu de cette fiche de cours est susceptible d'être modifié en raison du covid-19"

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Nonlinear analysis of structures
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Nonlinear analysis of structures
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10  GRA332  
10-11    
11-12  GRA332  
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 9h - 11h: Lecture GRA332

Wednesday, 11h - 12h: Exercise, TP GRA332