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INS4064Introduction to Structural Dynamics3+0+0ECTS:3
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Temel TÜRKER
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
The subject covers the structural systems to analyse and evaluate for the influence of the stress- strain and load- displacement curves under the seismic excitation with the help of descripted methods.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Understanding of basic principles and importance of structural dynamics and earthquake effects on structures.31
LO - 2 : Learning the importance of structural dynamics and earthquake excitations in civil engineering.51
LO - 3 : Learning the basic analysis and design methods in civil engineering problems involving structural dynamics and earthquake excitation.51
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Definition of dynamic forces. Dynamic mathematical models of structures. Free vibration and forced vibration of single-degree-of-freedom and Multi-degree-of-freedom systems.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to Structural Dynamics. Modeling of Structural Components and Systems.
 Week 2Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Free Vibration.
 Week 3Harmonic Vibration.Response to Arbitrary Time-Varying Forces.
 Week 4 Earthquake Response of Linear Systems. Response Spectrum Concept.
 Week 5Generalized Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.
 Week 6Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Mathematical Model of MDOF Systems.
 Week 7Free Vibration of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.
 Week 8Natural Vibration Frequencies and Modes.
 Week 9Midterm
 Week 10Forced Vibration of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.
 Week 11Dynamic Analysis and Response of Linear Systems.
 Week 12Earthquake Analysis and Response of Linear Systems. Response History Analysis.
 Week 13Response Spectrum Analysis. Modal Combination Rules.
 Week 14Basic Seismology, Earthquake Characteristics.
 Week 15Basic Principles in Designing Earthquake Resistant Structures.
 Week 16Final Exam
Textbook / Material
1A.K. Chopra, 1995, "Dynamics of Structures", Prentice Hall.
Recommended Reading
1 Z. Celep, N. Kumbasar, 2000, "Deprem Mühendisliğine Giriş ve Depreme Dayanıklı Yapı Tasarımı",Beta Dağıtım, İstanbul.
2 Ş.Z. Uzsoy, 2001, "Yapı Dinamiği ve Deprem Mühendisliği", , Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi Yayınları, No:288, İzmir.
3S.L.Kramer, 2003, "Deprem Mühendisliği", Geoteknik-, Gazi Kitabevi, Ankara.
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 2 50
End-of-term exam 16 2 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 1 5 5
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 1 14 14
Arasınav 3 1 3
Uygulama 1 4 4
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 0 0 0
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 1 2 2
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 2 14 28
Dönem sonu sınavı 6 1 6
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load104