1.561 Motion-Based Design
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.
This class has no prerequisites.
1.561 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by Staff.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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