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Interactive lecture notes for structural dynamic analysis in frequency domain = Apuntes de clase interactivos para el análisis de la dinámica estructural en el dominio de la frecuencia


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English, Spanish
Published in: Advances in Building Education / Innovación Educativa en la Edificación, , n. 2, v. 3
Page(s): 35
DOI: 10.20868/abe.2019.2.3988

Dynamic and experimental analysis of structures are two of the most abstract and complex disciplines in structural engineering, because of its awkward mathematical and physical background and due to the multidisciplinary knowledge needed to go over the whole analysis (from the acquisition of measures up to the final interpretation of results). In particular, Fourier analysis (frequency domain analysis) in discrete time, which is routinely used in the dynamic analysis, is not usually well-understood and even is not well computed in discrete time. Frequently, students lose motivation trying to decrypt difficult mathematical developments, which do not let them to interpret properly complex concepts which are extremely important for current analysis in discrete time such as: Fourier transforms, aliasing, leakage, filtering, windowing, etc. For this reason, the authors has implemented a new teaching tools based on the numerical experiments and interactive learning that transform the learning experience into a more pleasant process than in the pass. In this way, recently-developed tools as “MATLAB Live Editor” allows professors to create interactive lecture notes, which students can easily follow, modify and simultaneously run during classes, developing its own intuitive interpretation of the knowledge. This tool is been successfully employing to teach dynamic analysis of structures in frequency domain with excellent feedback from the students.

Structurae cannot make the full text of this publication available at this time. The full text can be accessed through the publisher via the DOI: 10.20868/abe.2019.2.3988.
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