Structural Dynamics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319018027
  • ISBN-13: 9783319018027
  • DDC: 690.21
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 510 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book introduces to the theory of structural dynamics, with focus on civil engineering structures that may be described by line-like beam or beam-column type of systems, or by a system of rectangular plates. Throughout this book the mathematical presentation contains a classical analytical description as well as a description in a discrete finite element format, covering the mathematical development from basic assumptions to the final equations ready for practical dynamic response predictions. Solutions are presented in time domain as well as in frequency domain. Structural Dynamics starts off at a basic level and step by step brings the reader up to a level where the necessary safety considerations to wind or horizontal ground motion induced dynamic design problems can be performed. The special theory of the tuned mass damper has been given a comprehensive treatment, as this is a theory not fully covered elsewhere. For the same reason a chapter on the problem of moving loads on beams has been included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Basic Theory.
2: One and Two Degree of Freedom Systems.
3: Eigenvalue Calculations of Continuous Systems.
4: The Finite Element Method in Dynamics.
5: The Normal Mode Method.
6: Frequency and Time Domain Response Calculations.
7: Dynamic Response to Earthquake Excitation.
8: Wind Induced Dynamic Response Calculations.
9: Damping.
10: Rectangular Plates.
11: Moving Loads on Beams.
Basic Theory of Stochastic Processes.
Time Domain Simulations.
Element Properties.
Subject Index.