Computational Structural Dynamics

General information:

Lecture and exercise notes can be retrieved at Stud.Ip.


  1. Motivation
  2. Basics of dynamics
  3. Time integration methods
  4. Modal analysis
  5. Fourier transform
  6. Applications

Educational Objectives:

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to

  • give an overview of the computational procedures for problems of structural dynamics.
  • explain the application of finite element programs to solve problems of structural dynamics.
  • specify problems of computational structural dynamics, to identify them in a given situation and to explain their mathematical and mechanical background.


Students are able to

  • model problems of structural dynamics.
  • select a suitable solution procedure for a given problem of structural dynamics.
  • apply computational procedures to solve problems of structural dynamics.
  • verify and critically judge results of computational structural dynamics.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to

  • solve problems in heterogeneous groups and to document the corresponding results.


Students are able to

  • assess their knowledge by means of exercises and E-Learning.