Basic Structural Dynamics, 1/e
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Basic Structural Dynamics, 1/e

Author : James C. Anderson
© Year : 2012
ISBN : 9780470879399
Pages : 288
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.60   kg

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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.

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

PREFACE
1 BASIC CONCEPTS OF STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
2 SINGLE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SYSTEMS
3 FREE-VIBRATION RESPONSE OF SINGLE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SYSTEMS
4 RESPONSE TO HARMONIC LOADING
5 RESPONSE TO IMPULSE LOADS
6 RESPONSE TO ARBITRARY DYNAMIC LOADING
7 MULTIPLE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SYSTEMS
8 NONLINEAR RESPONSE OF MULTIPLE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SYSTEMS
9 SEISMIC RESPONSE OF STRUCTURES
APPENDIX—HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF BUILDING CODE SEISMIC PROVISIONS
SELECTED REFERENCES
INDEX

James C. Anderson :- James C. Anderson is Professor of Civil Engineering at USC and is the author of, and contributor to, numerous book and journal articles.

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