A concise introduction to structural dynamics and earthquake engineeringBasic 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 systemsFree vibration response of SDOF systemsResponse to harmonic loadingResponse to impulse loadsResponse to arbitrary dynamic loadingMultiple-degree-of-freedom systemsIntroduction to nonlinear response of structuresSeismic response of structures
PREFACE1 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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