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I am just about to start working on my senior thesis (I'm not sure if this is the

exact equivalent term in english speaking countries - basically, it's the thesis

you have to do in order to finish your studies and gain your engineering degree),

which I selected to be in the field of structural dynamics.

Basically, the thesis will be a dynamic calculation of a structure which will

probably consist of 2 parts - one of them is a calculation using some structural

design software (probably SAP), and the other could be a calculation "by hand" in

order to compare results, etc.

I am currently in the phase of looking for inspiration, since my mentor said I should

think about the topic for my thesis and create a brief concept for it, and hence

I am interested if someone has some experience with structural dynamics.

There are a few choices which occured to me instantly - the thesis could be

about a structure with industrial purpose, i.e. somewhere where vibrations occur

due to rotational machine work, or about a structure of respectable height in

a "higher" seismic zone, where wind and seismic influences occur to be critical

for the structure.

The problem is, this is only a brief concept without any details, so I would be

very grateful if someone with experience of such type could provide me with

some ideas and advice in general.

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# Structural dynamics - advice for senior thesis

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