We are experts in structural dynamics modeling and analysis. You probably won't know what kind of structural dynamics analyses your project requires. That's ok. Rest assured that we will.
Structural dynamics analyses differ from traditional static analyses performed by structural engineers in that the forces vary with time and, therefore, so does the structure's response. Examples of where structural dynamics analyses are required include:
Most engineering firms have software that computes a structure's resonance frequencies and attempt to rely solely on this information to achieve a design goal (i.e., add concrete or steel until the resonance frequencies are greater than some minimum number). This approach drives up project costs. The proper approach is to perform a forced-response analysis that provides the response amplitudes at locations of concern (e.g., the floor above an operating room). An overview of various structural dynamics analyses we perform is provided below: