A Video-based Course on Random Vibrations

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Structures vibrate – this is known from structural dynamics courses and applied in design of structures. However, once the structure is there, the observable vibrations do not follow the well-defined shapes considered in modal analysis, the response of a structure is a random combination of those modal shapes. However, the random response contains all the information needed to evaluate on the dynamics of the structure. This course therefore deals with the analysis and interpretation of the random response of linear systems, such as a structure, through the principles of correlation and spectral densities. Furthermore, this course is a 100% e-learning course with video-based lectures and weekly webinars for questions and discussion. A first of its kind at the faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The idea is that this will broaden the availability of an otherwise niche course. At the same time the format allows for the course to be run at three different levels, attempting to make the same course relevant for multiple levels, all the way from MSc to PhD and other interested researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIMAC XXXVIII: Space Technologies for Humanity - Hyatt Regency Houston, Houston, United States
Duration: 10 Feb 202013 Feb 2020
Conference number: 38


LocationHyatt Regency Houston
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Random vibrations
  • Spectral density
  • Correlation function
  • E-learning
  • Self-paced


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