222.140 Dynamic and stability of hydraulic structures
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • analyze the dynamics and stability of hydraulic structures
  • apply the basic equations of free and forced vibrations
  • dimension structures based on dynamic analysis
  • treat seismic risk

Subject of course

SDOF and MDOF systems - basics and governing equations, free and forced vibrations, arbitrary impact, the Duhamel Integral, response spectrum. Fluid body vibrations, the problem of Westergaard, flow-induced vibrations. Methods for dynamic structural analysis. Earthquakes - description, dynamic parameters of materials and soils. Hydraulic structures under earthquake excitation - modelling, problems and solution approaches: dams, reservoirs, pressure pipelines. The idea of seismic risk.

Teaching methods

Learning the basics through lecture and self-study, calculation of exercises and discussion of practical examples.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed16:00 - 17:0003.04.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorbesprechung
Mon12:00 - 13:0008.04.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorbesprechung

Examination modalities

Oral exam based on a technical discussion with explanations of examples.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Elective
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Elective
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses