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Dynamics for Structural Engineers (A301)

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Dynamics for Structural Engineers presents in-depth introduction to dynamics with an emphasis on vibrations and the dynamic analysis of commercial or industrial structures. Topics covered include free and forced vibrations, damping, resonance, response spectrum analysis, time history analysis, ground-motion response, vibration isolation, and many other topics relevant to structural or civil engineers. Finite element modeling techniques, expected accuracy, and pitfalls are the focus of many of the practical examples we demonstrate using S-FRAME Analysis.

Dates and Times

Class Dates : Three online classes delivered on November 15, 17, and 19, 2021

Class Times : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Pacific Time

About Dynamics for Structural Engineers

Dynamics for Structural Engineers is offered several times per year and is a good precursor for the
Seismic Analysis in S-FRAME training class.

Who Should Attend

Civil or Structural Engineers who want to increase their dynamic analysis knowledge and skill set, including how to apply it in their daily engineering work.


A strong foundation in structural dynamics

A clear understanding of modeling and solution best practices for the various types of dynamic analysis available in S-FRAME

The ability to run and interpret results from a dynamic analysis on industrial applications and buildings of varying complexity

Certificate of mastery provided to attendees that achieve a final score above 75% and Educational Units applied towards the completion of S-FRAME certification.

Professional Development Hours

Course Content

Single and Multi Degree-of-Freedom Systems

Free Vibration – Natural Frequencies, Mode Shapes

Forced Vibration – Transient, Steady-State

Response Spectrum Analysis

Support Motion, Rotating Unbalance, Vibration Isolation, and other applications


Vibration Measuring Instruments

Human Exposure to Vibration

Overview of Numerical Methods used in Dynamic Analysis

Second Order Effects

Numerous solved example problems will be provided and discussed


Training is delivered in three live 3-hour lectures delivered over a period of 5 days.

Class includes graded Assignments and Final exam (you will receive a score report for your records)


A strong desire to learn and some prior experience with using FEA or frame analysis software programs.

It is not essential for students to have specific experience with S-FRAME Analysis, dynamic analysis, or the theory of dynamics. Due to the comprehensive nature of this course, however, an increased focus is placed on assignments and the exam for which students should expect to invest a substantial amount of time.


System Requirements

Windows 10 (64-bit) environment

Min 2 GB RAM, Recommended 4 GB or more

Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card - Must support hardware vertex processing

S-FRAME Analysis Enterprise edition (temporary student licenses available, if needed)


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