Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation, 6th edition
The sixth edition of Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation presents modern methods of analysis and techniques adaptable to computer programming clearly and easily. The book is ideal as a text for advanced undergraduates or graduate students taking a first course in structural dynamics. It is arranged in such a way that it can be used for a one- or two-semester course, or span the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, this text will serve the practicing engineer as a primary reference.
The text differs from the standard approach of other presentations in which topics are ordered by their mathematical complexity. Instead it is organized by the type of structural modeling. The author simplifies the subject by presenting a single-degree-of-freedom system in the first chapters, then moves to systems with many degrees of freedom in the following chapters. Finally, the text moves to applications of the first chapters and special topics in structural dynamics.
This revised textbook intends to provide enhanced learning materials for students to learn structural dynamics, ranging from basic to advanced topics, including their application. When a line-by-line programming language is included with solved problems, students can learn course materials easily and visualize the solved problems using a program. Multi-degree-of freedom problems can be solved in conjunction with the finite element method using MATLAB.
The revised version includes:
- Solved 34 examples in Chapters 1 through 22, along with MATLAB codes
- Basics of earthquake design with current design codes (ASCE 7-16 and IBC 2018)
- Additional figures obtained from MATLAB codes to illustrate time-variant structural behavior and dynamic characteristics (e.g., time versus displacement and spectral chart)
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