Structural Dynamics

Structural dynamics is a subset of structural analysis which covers the behaviour of structures subjected to dynamic loading. Dynamic loads include people, wind, waves, traffic, earthquakes, and blasts. Any structure can be subject to dynamic loading. Dynamic analysis can be used to find dynamic displacements, time history, and modal analysis.

A structure’s modal parameters (resonant frequency, damping, and mode shape) can be estimated from certain kinds of structural dynamics measurements.