Dynamics of Structures

Institution: –

Term: 1st Semester – Academic Year 2017-2018

Instructor: Patrick Paultre [+ tutor, Rocio Segura]

CFU: 6


Duration: 25-09-2017 – 20-10-2017 (48 hrs lectures + 48 hrs tutoring)


Office hours: by appointment


Structural dynamics is a basic course in defining and understanding dynamic problems related to civil engineering. The course is intended to provide necessary knowledge to establish the equations of motion and for the determination of structural response from dynamic loads and experience in the modeling and calculation of dynamic response for simple structural systems.


Theoretical lectures will be complemented by tutorials(aiming at the practical implementation of the methods considered during the lectures) and the topics that will be discussed in the course are reported here.



  • Textbook : Dynamics of Structures, P. Paultre
  • Software : LAS (will be distributed to all students)


  • 14 homeworks (70%)
  • 1 final exam (30%)