This course presents a rational basis for the preliminary design of motion-sensitive structures. Topics include: analytical and numerical techniques for establishing the optimal stiffness distribution, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, and an introduction to active structural control. Examples illustrating the application of the motion-based design paradigm to building structures subjected to wind and seismic excitation are discussed.
Introduction to Structural Motion Control by Jerome J. Connor
There are assigned problems due by the end of day Tuesdays. All problems and the date they are due are shown on the course schedule, which is linked below.
3 Story Building Design using MOTIONLAB
Test 1 - 2007 (sol)
Test 1 - 2004 (sol)
Test 1 - 1998-2000
Test 2 - 1998-2000
Test 2 - 2004