Course Instructor
Dr. Chinmoy Kolay
Course Description

The objective of this course is to introduce students to experimental methods of investigating static and dynamic behaviour of structural components and systems. The course involves two lectures and one practical per week. The course will cover various aspects of experimental investigation, including test planning, model preparation, loading systems, sensors and instrumentation, data acquisition, data processing, and reporting of experimental results. Laboratory experiments will include static, dynamic and stability problems in structural engineering. The key idea of conducting such tests is to verify theoretical and analytical predictions. It is expected that students will develop a deep insight into the theories of structural mechanics and dynamics and a keen interest in verifying new theories and analytical predictions through laboratory testing.