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ISBN
9780727741769
Author
H.A. Buchholdt and E. Moossavi-Nejad
Published by
ICE Publishing
Publication Date
November 2011
Edition
2nd Edition
Format
Paperback
Extent
336 pages
Dimensions
170 x 243 mm

Structural Dynamics for Engineers, Second edition is the essential introduction to the dynamics of civil engineering structures for students of structural engineering and graduate engineers.

This book uses carefully selected worked examples to instil an understanding of the theories underlying widely used computer analysis systems and show readers how to carry out simple hand calculations in structural dynamics. The methods presented enable readers to check the validity of their results and eliminate errors in their calculations.

  • Worked examples in every chapter demonstrate the use of the theories presented.
  • Additional purpose-written problems allow you to practice your skills.
  • Covers the implementation of damping in design and analysis and the use of dampers to reduce vibration in dynamically sensitive structures.
  • Addresses the use of power spectra to predict responses to wind and earthquakes.
  • Helps readers to understand and implement modern design codes, which increasingly require knowledge of vibration caused by man or the environment.

Structural Dynamics for Engineers, Second edition provides student and graduate engineers with a clear understanding of the evaluation of structural dynamics using simple methods. 
  1. Causes and effects of structural vibration
  2. Equivalent one degree of freedom systems
  3. Free vibration of one degree of freedom systems
  4. Forced harmonic vibration of one degree of freedom systems
  5. Evaluation of equivalent viscous damping coefficients by harmonic excitation
  6. Response of linear and non-linear one degree of freedom systems to random loading: time domain analysis
  7. Free vibration of multi-degrees of freedom systems
  8. Forced harmonic vibration of multi-degrees of freedom systems
  9. Damping matrices for multi-degrees of freedom systems
  10. The nature and statistical properties of wind
  11. Dynamic response to turbulent wind: frequency domain analysis
  12. The nature and properties of earthquakes
  13. Dynamic response to earthquakes: frequency domain analysis
  14. Generation of wind and earthquake histories


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