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# THE GANDHIGRAM RURAL INSTITUTE DEEMED UNIVERSITY THE GANDHIGRAM RURAL INSTITUTE DEEMED UNIVERSITY

## RURAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE RURAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

B-Tech CIVIL Engineering B-Tech CIVIL Engineering
Date: 08/08/17 CFA I Total Marks:40
Year/Sem:IV/III Earthquake Resistant structures Time:1.5 Hours Date: 08/08/17 CFA I Total Marks:40
Answer All the Questions Year/Sem:IV/III Earthquake Resistant structures Time:1.5 Hours
PART A 4 x 2 = 8marks Answer All the Questions
1. List the importance of structural dynamic analysis. PART A 4 x 2 = 8marks
2. Define stiffness. 1. List the importance of structural dynamic analysis.
3. State the DAlemberts principle. 2. Define stiffness.
4. Define dynamic load. 3. State the DAlemberts principle.
PART B 2x6= 4. Define dynamic load.
12marks PART B 2x6=
1. Describe the distinguishing features of a dynamic problem. 12marks
2. Briefly explain the types and sources of dynamic load. 1. Describe the distinguishing features of a dynamic problem.
PART C 2 x 10 = 20marks 2. Briefly explain the types and sources of dynamic load.
1. a. Derive the equation of motion for damped SDOF system. PART C 2 x 10 = 20marks
(or) 1. a. Derive the equation of motion for damped SDOF system.
b.(1) A vertical cable 3 m long has a cross-sectional area of 4cm2 (or)
supports a weight of 50kN. What will be the natural period and natural b.(1) A vertical cable 3 m long has a cross-sectional area of 4cm2
frequency of the system? supports a weight of 50kN. What will be the natural period and natural
E = 2.1 x 106 kg/cm2. frequency of the system?
(2) A canteliver beam 3m long supports a mass of 500kg at its upper E = 2.1 x 106 kg/cm2.
end. Find the natural period and natural frequency. E = 2.1 x 106 kg/cm2 (2) A canteliver beam 3m long supports a mass of 500kg at its upper
and I = 1300cm4. end. Find the natural period and natural frequency. E = 2.1 x 106 kg/cm2
2. a. Derive the equation of motion for damped SDOF system under and I = 1300cm4.
harmonic excitation. 2. a. Derive the equation of motion for damped SDOF system under
(or) harmonic excitation.
b. Derive the response of a SDOF system under impulse loading using (or)
Duhamels integral. b. Derive the response of a SDOF system under impulse loading using
Duhamels integral.