1.561 Motion-Based Design


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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 be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 1.561 was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Motion Based Design site or on the 1.561 Stellar site.

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