Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Author : Manolis Papadrakakis,Dimos C. Charmpis,Yannis Tsompanakis,Nikos D. Lagaros
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 670
  • Relase : 2008-12-04
  • ISBN : 9780203881637

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Book Review:

The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times. This book presents the latest scientific developments in Computational Dynamics, Stochastic Dynam

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2
  • Author : Kirk Grimmelsman
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9783030771430

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Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2
  • Author : Shamim Pakzad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2018-06-11
  • ISBN : 9783319744216

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2 Book Review:

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 36th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2018, the second volume of nine from the Conference brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of the Dynamics of Civil Structures, including papers on: Modal Parameter Identification Dynamic Testing of Civil Structures Control of Human Induced Vibrations of Civil Structures Model Updating Damage Identification in Civil Infrastructure Bridge Dynamics Experimental Techniques for Civil Structures Hybrid Simulation of Civil Structures Vibration Control of Civil Structures System Identification of Civil Structures

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2
  • Author : Juan Caicedo,Shamim Pakzad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 557
  • Relase : 2015-05-08
  • ISBN : 9783319152486

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2 Book Review:

Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2. Proceedings of the 33rd IMAC, , A Conference and Exposition on Balancing Simulation and Testing, 2015, the second volume of ten from the Conference brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Modal Parameter Identification Dynamic Testing of Civil Structures Human Induced Vibrations of Civil Structures Correlation & Updating Operational Modal Analysis Damage Detection of Structures Bridge Structures Damage Detection Models Experimental Techniques for Civil Structures

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Martin Williams
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 265
  • Relase : 2016-04-25
  • ISBN : 9781482266009

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Dynamics is increasingly being identified by consulting engineers as one of the key skills which needs to be taught in civil engineering degree programs. This is driven by the trend towards lighter, more vibration-prone structures, the growth of business in earthquake regions, the identification of new threats such as terrorist attack and the increased availability of sophisticated dynamic analysis tools. Martin Williams presents this short, accessible introduction to the area of structural dynamics. He begins by describing dynamic systems and their representation for analytical purposes. The two main chapters deal with linear analysis of single (SDOF) and multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) systems, under free vibration and in response to a variety of forcing functions. Hand analysis of continuous systems is covered briefly to illustrate the key principles. Methods of calculation of non-linear dynamic response is also discussed. Lastly, the key principles of random vibration analysis are presented – this approach is crucial for wind engineering and is increasingly important for other load cases. An appendix briefly summarizes relevant mathematical techniques. Extensive use is made of worked examples, mostly drawn from civil engineering (though not exclusively – there is considerable benefit to be gained from emphasizing the commonality with other branches of engineering). This introductory dynamics textbook is aimed at upper level civil engineering undergraduates and those starting an M.Sc. course in the area.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Einar N. Strømmen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 510
  • Relase : 2013-09-25
  • ISBN : 9783319018027

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

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.

Twelve Lectures on Structural Dynamics

Twelve Lectures on Structural Dynamics
  • Author : André Preumont
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 2014-07-08
  • ISBN : 9789400763838

Twelve Lectures on Structural Dynamics Book Review:

This text addresses the modeling of vibrating systems with the perspective of finding the model of minimum complexity which accounts for the physics of the phenomena at play. The first half of the book (Ch.1-6) deals with the dynamics of discrete and continuous mechanical systems; the classical approach emphasizes the use of Lagrange's equations. The second half of the book (Ch.7-12) deals with more advanced topics, rarely encountered in the existing literature: seismic excitation, random vibration (including fatigue), rotor dynamics, vibration isolation and dynamic vibration absorbers; the final chapter is an introduction to active control of vibrations. The first part of this text may be used as a one semester course for 3rd year students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering. The second part of the text is intended for graduate classes. A set of problems is provided at the end of every chapter. The author has a 35 years experience in various aspects of Structural dynamics, both in industry (nuclear and aerospace) and in academia; he was one of the pioneers in the field of active structures. He is the author of several books on random vibration, active structures and structural control.

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, Volume 2

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, Volume 2
  • Author : Alvar M. Kabe,Brian H. Sako
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 970
  • Relase : 2020-07-10
  • ISBN : 9780128216156

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, Volume 2 Book Review:

The two-volume Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. In Volume II, d'Alembert's Principle, Hamilton's Principle, and Lagrange's Equations are derived from fundamental principles. Development of large structural dynamic models and fluid/structure interaction are thoroughly covered. Responses to turbulence/gust, buffet, and static-aeroelastic loading encountered during atmospheric flight are addressed from fundamental principles to the final equations, including aeroelasticity. Volume II also includes a detailed discussion of mode survey testing, mode parameter identification, and analytical model adjustment. Analysis of time signals, including digitization, filtering, and transform computation is also covered. A comprehensive discussion of probability and statistics, including statistics of time series, small sample statistics, and the combination of responses whose statistical distributions are different, is included. Volume II concludes with an extensive chapter on continuous systems; including the classical derivations and solutions for strings, membranes, beams, and plates, as well as the derivation and closed form solutions for rotating disks and sloshing of fluids in rectangular and cylindrical tanks. Dr. Kabe's training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako's are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve complex structural dynamics problems

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Roy R. Craig,Andrew J. Kurdila
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 744
  • Relase : 2011-08-24
  • ISBN : 9781118174449

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics Book Review:

From theory and fundamentals to the latest advances in computational and experimental modal analysis, this is the definitive, updated reference on structural dynamics. This edition updates Professor Craig's classic introduction to structural dynamics, which has been an invaluable resource for practicing engineers and a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in vibrations and/or structural dynamics. Along with comprehensive coverage of structural dynamics fundamentals, finite-element-based computational methods, and dynamic testing methods, this Second Edition includes new and expanded coverage of computational methods, as well as introductions to more advanced topics, including experimental modal analysis and "active structures." With a systematic approach, it presents solution techniques that apply to various engineering disciplines. It discusses single degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems, multiple degrees-of-freedom (MDOF) systems, and continuous systems in depth; and includes numeric evaluation of modes and frequency of MDOF systems; direct integration methods for dynamic response of SDOF systems and MDOF systems; and component mode synthesis. Numerous illustrative examples help engineers apply the techniques and methods to challenges they face in the real world. MATLAB(r) is extensively used throughout the book, and many of the .m-files are made available on the book's Web site. Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics, Second Edition is an indispensable reference and "refresher course" for engineering professionals; and a textbook for seniors or graduate students in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering mechanics, or aerospace engineering.

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice
  • Author : Douglas Thorby
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2008-01-08
  • ISBN : 0080557155

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice Book Review:

This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, testing and control aspects of structural dynamics and vibration, as practised in industry today. Written by an expert engineer of over 40 years experience, the book comprehensively opens up the dynamic behavior of structures and provides engineers and students with a comprehensive practice based understanding of the key aspects of this key engineering topic. Written with the needs of engineers of a wide range of backgrounds in mind, this book will be a key resource for those studying structural dynamics and vibration at undergraduate level for the first time in aeronautical, mechanical, civil and automotive engineering. It will be ideal for laboratory classes and as a primer for readers returning to the subject, or coming to it fresh at graduate level. It is a guide for students to keep and for practicing engineers to refer to: its worked example approach ensures that engineers will turn to Thorby for advice in many engineering situations. Presents students and practitioners in all branches of engineering with a unique structural dynamics resource and primer, covering practical approaches to vibration engineering while remaining grounded in the theory of the topic Written by a leading industry expert, with a worked example lead approach for clarity and ease of understanding Makes the topic as easy to read as possible, omitting no steps in the development of the subject; covers computer based techniques and finite elements

Structural Dynamics with Applications in Earthquake and Wind Engineering

Structural Dynamics with Applications in Earthquake and Wind Engineering
  • Author : Konstantin Meskouris,Christoph Butenweg,Klaus-G. Hinzen,Rüdiger Höffer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2019-04-27
  • ISBN : 9783662575505

Structural Dynamics with Applications in Earthquake and Wind Engineering Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory of structural dynamics, highlighting practical issues and illustrating applications with a large number of worked out examples. In the spirit of “learning by doing” it encourages readers to apply immediately these methods by means of the software provided, allowing them to become familiar with the broad field of structural dynamics in the process. The book is primarily focused on practical applications. Earthquake resistant design is presented in a holistic manner, discussing both the underlying geophysical concepts and the latest engineering design methods and illustrated by fully worked out examples based on the newest structural codes. The spectral characteristics of turbulent wind processes and the main analysis methods in the field of structural oscillations due to wind gusts and vortex shedding are also discussed and applications illustrated by realistic examples of slender chimney structures. The user‐friendly software employed is downloadable and can be readily used by readers to tackle their own problems.

Advanced Structural Dynamics and Active Control of Structures

Advanced Structural Dynamics and Active Control of Structures
  • Author : Wodek Gawronski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 397
  • Relase : 2007-06-14
  • ISBN : 9780387721330

Advanced Structural Dynamics and Active Control of Structures Book Review:

Science is for those who learn; poetry for those who know. —Joseph Roux This book is a continuation of my previous book, Dynamics and Control of Structures [44]. The expanded book includes three additional chapters and an additional appendix: Chapter 3, “Special Models”; Chapter 8, “Modal Actuators and Sensors”; and Chapter 9, “System Identification. ” Other chapters have been significantly revised and supplemented with new topics, including discrete-time models of structures, limited-time and -frequency grammians and reduction, almo- balanced modal models, simultaneous placement of sensors and actuators, and structural damage detection. The appendices have also been updated and expanded. Appendix A consists of thirteen new Matlab programs. Appendix B is a new addition and includes eleven Matlab programs that solve examples from each chapter. In Appendix C model data are given. Several books on structural dynamics and control have been published. Meirovitch’s textbook [108] covers methods of structural dynamics (virtual work, d’Alambert’s principle, Hamilton’s principle, Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, and modal analysis of structures) and control (pole placement methods, LQG design, and modal control). Ewins’s book [33] presents methods of modal testing of structures. Natke’s book [111] on structural identification also contains excellent material on structural dynamics. Fuller, Elliot, and Nelson [40] cover problems of structural active control and structural acoustic control.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Yong Bai
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781119605607

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Across many disciplines of engineering, dynamic problems of structures are a primary concern. Civil engineers, mechanical engineers, aircraft engineers, ocean engineers, and engineering students encounter these problems every day, and it is up to them systematically to grasp the basic concepts, calculation principles and calculation methods of structural dynamics. This book focuses on the basic theories and concepts, as well as the application and background of theories and concepts in engineering. Since the basic principles and methods of dynamics are applied to other various engineering fields, this book can also be used as a reference for practicing engineers in the field across many multiple disciplines and for undergraduate and graduate students in other majors as well. The main contents include basic theory of dynamics, establishment of equation of motion, single degree of freedom systems, multi-degree of freedom systems, distributed-parameter systems, stochastic structural vibrations, research projects of structural dynamics, and structural dynamics of marine pipeline and risers. Whether for the veteran engineer or student, this is a must-have for any scientific or engineering library.

Dynamics of Structures: Second Edition

Dynamics of Structures: Second Edition
  • Author : J. Humar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1006
  • Relase : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058092461

Dynamics of Structures: Second Edition Book Review:

This major textbook provides comprehensive coverage of the analytical tools required to determine the dynamic response of structures. The topics covered include: formulation of the equations of motion for single- as well as multi-degree-of-freedom discrete systems using the principles of both vector mechanics and analytical mechanics; free vibration response; determination of frequencies and mode shapes; forced vibration response to harmonic and general forcing functions; dynamic analysis of continuous systems;and wave propagation analysis. The key assets of the book include comprehensive coverage of both the traditional and state-of-the-art numerical techniques of response analysis, such as the analysis by numerical integration of the equations of motion and analysis through frequency domain. The large number of illustrative examples and exercise problems are of great assistance in improving clarity and enhancing reader comprehension. The text aims to benefit students and engineers in the civil, mechanical and aerospace sectors.

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, Volume I

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, Volume I
  • Author : Alvar M. Kabe,Brian H. Sako
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 928
  • Relase : 2020-06-28
  • ISBN : 9780128216200

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, Volume I Book Review:

The two-volume work, Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. Volume I covers Newton’s Laws, single-degree-of-freedom systems, damping, transfer and frequency response functions, transient vibration analysis (frequency and time domain), multi-degree-of-freedom systems, forced vibration of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, numerical methods for solving for the responses of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, and symmetric and non-symmetric eigenvalue problems. In addition, a thorough discussion of real and complex modes, and the conditions that lead to each is included. Stochastic methods for single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems excited by random forces or base motion are also covered. Dr. Kabe’s training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako’s are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve extremely complex structural dynamics problems

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Bingen Yang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 960
  • Relase : 2005-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780080541877

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and definitive reference to statics and dynamics of solids and structures, including mechanics of materials, structural mechanics, elasticity, rigid-body dynamics, vibrations, structural dynamics, and structural controls. This text integrates the development of fundamental theories, formulas and mathematical models with user-friendly interactive computer programs, written in the powerful and popular MATLAB. This unique merger of technical referencing and interactive computing allows instant solution of a variety of engineering problems, and in-depth exploration of the physics of deformation, stress and motion by analysis, simulation, graphics, and animation. This book is ideal for both professionals and students dealing with aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering, as well as naval architecture, biomechanics, robotics, and mechtronics. For engineers and specialists, the book is a valuable resource and handy design tool in research and development. For engineering students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, the book serves as a useful study guide and powerful learning aid in many courses. And for instructors, the book offers an easy and efficient approach to curriculum development and teaching innovation. Combines knowledge of solid mechanics--including both statics and dynamics, with relevant mathematical physics and offers a viable solution scheme. Will help the reader better integrate and understand the physical principles of classical mechanics, the applied mathematics of solid mechanics, and computer methods. The Matlab programs will allow professional engineers to develop a wider range of complex engineering analytical problems, using closed-solution methods to test against numerical and other open-ended methods. Allows for solution of higher order problems at earlier engineering level than traditional textbook approaches.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Henry R. Busby,George H. Staab
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 581
  • Relase : 2017-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781498765978

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Structural Dynamics: Concepts and Applications focuses on dynamic problems in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering through the equations of motion. The text explains structural response from dynamic loads and the modeling and calculation of dynamic responses in structural systems. A range of applications is included, from various engineering disciplines. Coverage progresses consistently from basic to advanced, with emphasis placed on analytical methods and numerical solution techniques. Stress analysis is discussed, and MATLAB applications are integrated throughout. A solutions manual and figure slides for classroom projection are available for instructors.

Basic Structural Dynamics

Basic Structural Dynamics
  • Author : James C. Anderson,Farzad Naeim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2012-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781118279090

Basic Structural Dynamics Book Review:

A concise introduction to structural dynamics and earthquake engineering Basic Structural Dynamics serves as a fundamental introduction to the topic of structural dynamics. Covering single and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems while providing an introduction to earthquake engineering, the book keeps the coverage succinct and on topic at a level that is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students. Through dozens of worked examples based on actual structures, it also introduces readers to MATLAB, a powerful software for solving both simple and complex structural dynamics problems. Conceptually composed of three parts, the book begins with the basic concepts and dynamic response of single-degree-of-freedom systems to various excitations. Next, it covers the linear and nonlinear response of multiple-degree-of-freedom systems to various excitations. Finally, it deals with linear and nonlinear response of structures subjected to earthquake ground motions and structural dynamics-related code provisions for assessing seismic response of structures. Chapter coverage includes: Single-degree-of-freedom systems Free vibration response of SDOF systems Response to harmonic loading Response to impulse loads Response to arbitrary dynamic loading Multiple-degree-of-freedom systems Introduction to nonlinear response of structures Seismic response of structures If you're an undergraduate or graduate student or a practicing structural or mechanical engineer who requires some background on structural dynamics and the effects of earthquakes on structures, Basic Structural Dynamics will quickly get you up to speed on the subject without sacrificing important information.

Advanced Structural Dynamics

Advanced Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Eduardo Kausel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 749
  • Relase : 2017-08-07
  • ISBN : 9781107171510

Advanced Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Based on the author's lectures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this concise textbook presents an exhaustive treatment of structural dynamics and mechanical vibration.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
  • Author : Joseph W. Tedesco,William G. McDougal,C. Allen Ross
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 816
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0673980529

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Structural Dynamics: Theory and Applications provides readers with an understanding of the dynamic response of structures and the analytical tools to determine such responses. This comprehensive text demonstrates how modern theories and solution techniques can be applied to a large variety of practical, real-world problems. As computers play a more significant role in this field, the authors emphasize discrete methods of analysis and numerical solution techniques throughout the text. Features: covers a wide range of topics with practical applications, provides comprehensive treatment of discrete methods of analysis, emphasizes the mathematical modeling of structures, and includes principles and solution techniques of relevance to engineering mechanics, civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering.