Structural Dynamics for Engineers

This book has been written to provide practising engineers with an easily understandable introduction to the dynamics of civil engineering whilst ensuring that they acquire an understanding of the theories that form the basis of computer ...

Structural Dynamics for Engineers

Author: Hans Anton Buchholdt

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727725592

Page: 305

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This book has been written to provide practising engineers with an easily understandable introduction to the dynamics of civil engineering whilst ensuring that they acquire an understanding of the theories that form the basis of computer packages.

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering

The book begins by discussing free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems, both damped and undamped, and forced vibration (harmonic force) of SDOF systems.

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering

Author: S Rajasekaran

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1845695739

Page: 896

View: 874

Given the risk of earthquakes in many countries, knowing how structural dynamics can be applied to earthquake engineering of structures, both in theory and practice, is a vital aspect of improving the safety of buildings and structures. It can also reduce the number of deaths and injuries and the amount of property damage. The book begins by discussing free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems, both damped and undamped, and forced vibration (harmonic force) of SDOF systems. Response to periodic dynamic loadings and impulse loads are also discussed, as are two degrees of freedom linear system response methods and free vibration of multiple degrees of freedom. Further chapters cover time history response by natural mode superposition, numerical solution methods for natural frequencies and mode shapes and differential quadrature, transformation and Finite Element methods for vibration problems. Other topics such as earthquake ground motion, response spectra and earthquake analysis of linear systems are discussed. Structural dynamics of earthquake engineering: theory and application using Mathematica and Matlab provides civil and structural engineers and students with an understanding of the dynamic response of structures to earthquakes and the common analysis techniques employed to evaluate these responses. Worked examples in Mathematica and Matlab are given. Explains the dynamic response of structures to earthquakes including periodic dynamic loadings and impulse loads Examines common analysis techniques such as natural mode superposition, the finite element method and numerical solutions Investigates this important topic in terms of both theory and practise with the inclusion of practical exercise and diagrams

Structural Dynamics in Practice

The purpose of this book is to show how basic structural theory and design methods in everyday use for static design can also be applied to dynamic load cases with little modification.

Structural Dynamics in Practice

Author: Arthur Bolton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Spanish Imports

ISBN:

Page: 340

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The purpose of this book is to show how basic structural theory and design methods in everyday use for static design can also be applied to dynamic load cases with little modification. It should help designers find the simplest way of either avoiding resonance entirely or reducing its effect.

Structural Dynamics for the Practising Engineer

The aim of this concise book is to demonstrate to practising engineers and advanced students that the dynamic response of structural systems can be understood without advanced techniques of analysis and impenetrable detail.

Structural Dynamics for the Practising Engineer

Author: H.M. Irvine

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482267209

Page: 224

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Structural dynamics is a complex and increasingly important field of civil/structural engineering. The aim of this concise book is to demonstrate to practising engineers and advanced students that the dynamic response of structural systems can be understood without advanced techniques of analysis and impenetrable detail.

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, testing and control aspects of structural dynamics and vibration, as practised in industry today.

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

Author: Douglas Thorby

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080557151

Page: 420

View: 734

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

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 ...

Structural Dynamics

Author: Martin Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482266008

Page: 265

View: 560

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

Written by two experts across multiple disciplines, this is the perfect reference on structural dynamics for veteran engineers and introduction to the field for engineering students.

Structural Dynamics

Author: Yong Bai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119605601

Page: 468

View: 548

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.

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics

From theory and fundamentals to the latest advances in computational and experimental modal analysis, this is the definitive, updated reference on structural dynamics.

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics

Author: Roy R. Craig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174445

Page: 744

View: 329

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.

Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

In addition no single resource addressed seismic design practices in both Canada and the United States until now. Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics was written to fill the gap.

Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Author: André Filiatrault

Publisher: Presses inter Polytechnique

ISBN: 2553016492

Page: 854

View: 151

"In order to reduce the seismic risk facing many densely populated regions worldwide, including Canada and the United States, modern earthquake engineering should be more widely applied. But current literature on earthquake engineering may be difficult to grasp for structural engineers who are untrained in seismic design. In addition no single resource addressed seismic design practices in both Canada and the United States until now. Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics was written to fill the gap. It presents the key elements of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics at an introductory level and gives readers the basic knowledge they need to apply the seismic provisions contained in Canadian and American building codes."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Structural Dynamics for Structural Engineers

THE MODELS AND METHODS OF MODERN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS! This book spotlights the sophisticated models used to accurately assess the reliability of civil structures-buildings, bridges, etc.

Structural Dynamics for Structural Engineers

Author: Gary C. Hart

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471361695

Page: 608

View: 734

A clear, straightforward presentation of the theory of structural dynamics, illustrated with rich examples! Drawn from the authors' work in extending the theory of structural dynamics to develop computer models to estimate building performance, this comprehensible book presents structural engineers with the key elements of structural dynamics.

Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers

The book consists of 11 chapters with topics that include: The vibration of discrete systems or lumped parameter models The free and forced response of single degree-of-freedom systems The vibration of systems with multiple degrees of ...

Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers

Author: Alphose Zingoni

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482264072

Page: 276

View: 422

Appeals to the Student and the Seasoned Professional While the analysis of a civil-engineering structure typically seeks to quantify static effects (stresses and strains), there are some aspects that require considerations of vibration and dynamic behavior. Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers: Essentials and Group-Theoretic Formulations is relevant to instances that involve significant time-varying effects, including impact and sudden movement. It explains the basic theory to undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on vibration and dynamics, and also presents an original approach for the vibration analysis of symmetric systems, for both researchers and practicing engineers. Divided into two parts, it first covers the fundamentals of the vibration of engineering systems, and later addresses how symmetry affects vibration behavior. Part I treats the modeling of discrete single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, as well as mathematical formulations for continuous systems, both analytical and numerical. It also features some worked examples and tutorial problems. Part II introduces the mathematical concepts of group theory and symmetry groups, and applies these to the vibration of a diverse range of problems in structural mechanics. It reveals the computational benefits of the group-theoretic approach, and sheds new insights on complex vibration phenomena. The book consists of 11 chapters with topics that include: The vibration of discrete systems or lumped parameter models The free and forced response of single degree-of-freedom systems The vibration of systems with multiple degrees of freedom The vibration of continuous systems (strings, rods and beams) The essentials of finite-element vibration modelling Symmetry considerations and an outline of group and representation theories Applications of group theory to the vibration of linear mechanical systems Applications of group theory to the vibration of structural grids and cable nets Group-theoretic finite-element and finite-difference formulations Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers: Essentials and Group-Theoretic Formulations acquaints students with the fundamentals of vibration theory, informs experienced structural practitioners on simple and effective techniques for vibration modelling, and provides researchers with new directions for the development of computational vibration procedures.

Structural Dynamics

The use of COSMOS for the analysis and solution of structural dynamics problems is introduced in this new edition.

Structural Dynamics

Author: Mario Paz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412074615

Page: 650

View: 233

The use of COSMOS for the analysis and solution of structural dynamics problems is introduced in this new edition. The COSMOS program was selected from among the various professional programs available because it has the capability of solving complex problems in structures, as well as in other engin eering fields such as Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, and Electromagnetic Phenom ena. COSMOS includes routines for Structural Analysis, Static, or Dynamics with linear or nonlinear behavior (material nonlinearity or large displacements), and can be used most efficiently in the microcomputer. The larger version of COSMOS has the capacity for the analysis of structures modeled up to 64,000 nodes. This fourth edition uses an introductory version that has a capability limited to 50 nodes or 50 elements. This version is included in the supplement, STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS USING COSMOS 1. The sets of educational programs in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering that accompanied the third edition have now been extended and updated. These sets include programs to determine the response in the time or frequency domain using the FFf (Fast Fourier Transform) of structures modeled as a single oscillator. Also included is a program to determine the response of an inelastic system with elastoplastic behavior and a program for the development of seismic response spectral charts. A set of seven computer programs is included for modeling structures as two-dimensional and three dimensional frames and trusses.

Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers

In this book, the author uses simple examples that provide templates for creating of more robust case studies later in the book. *Problems are presented in an easy to understand form *Practical guide to software programs to solve design ...

Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers

Author: Giora Maymon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080559093

Page: 488

View: 812

Probabilistic structural dynamics offers unparalleled tools for analyzing uncertainties in structural design. Once avoided because it is mathematically rigorous, this technique has recently remerged with the aide of computer software. Written by an author/educator with 40 years of experience in structural design, this user friendly manual integrates theories, formulas and mathematical models to produce a guide that will allow professionals to quickly grasp concepts and start solving problems. In this book, the author uses simple examples that provide templates for creating of more robust case studies later in the book. *Problems are presented in an easy to understand form *Practical guide to software programs to solve design problems *Packed with examples and case studies of actual projects *Classical and the new stochastic factors of safety

Stochastic Structural Dynamics in Earthquake Engineering

Tailored specifically to the needs of the earthquake practitioner, this book applies stochastic structural dynamics to typical problems in earthquake engineering.

Stochastic Structural Dynamics in Earthquake Engineering

Author: George D. Manolis

Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics

ISBN: 9781853128516

Page: 271

View: 103

Designed as both a textbook and a reference volume, this title applies stochastic structural dynamics to typical problems in earthquake engineering.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in Memory of Ragnar Sigbj rnsson

This book presents methods and results that cover and extend beyond the state-of-the-art in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in Memory of Ragnar Sigbj  rnsson

Author: Rajesh Rupakhety

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319620991

Page: 403

View: 819

This book presents methods and results that cover and extend beyond the state-of-the-art in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Most of the chapters are based on the keynote lectures at the International Conference in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 12-14, 2017. The conference is being organised in memory of late Professor Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, who was an influential teacher and one of the leading researchers in the fields of structural mechanics, random fields, engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. Professor Sigbjörnsson had a close research collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU), where his research was mainly focused in dynamics of marine and offshore structures. His research in Iceland was mainly focused on engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. The keynote-lecture based chapters are contributed by leading experts in these fields of research and showcase not only the historical perspective but also the most recent developments as well as a glimpse into the future. These chapters showcase a synergy of the fields of structural dynamics, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. In addition, some chapters in the book are based on works carried out under the leadership and initiative of Professor Sigbjörnsson and showcase his contribution to the understanding of seismic hazard and risk in Iceland. As such, the book is useful for both researchers and practicing engineers who are interested in recent research advances in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and in particular to those interested in seismic hazard and risk in Iceland.

Dynamics of Structures

The text includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures.

Dynamics of Structures

Author: Anil K. Chopra

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131561748

Page: 876

View: 232

Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering. The text includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed and the manner of presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated, to make the book suitable for self-study by students and professional engineers.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Through this book, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new concepts of these disciplines. This book studies, analyses and upholds the pillar of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Author: Agnes Nolan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781632384737

Page: 233

View: 259

This book provides comprehensive insights into the fields of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. It comprises of research work contributed by various experts and researchers in the field of earthquake engineering. Both these disciplines focus on providing solutions to the problems created by damaging earthquakes, by planning, designing, constructing and managing earthquake-resistant structures and facilities. The significant studies included in this book, chart new and vital directions of research in the field of seismology. Several studies included discuss the probability of structural damages, others present approaches related to mitigating the risks of structural damage caused by earthquakes. Through this book, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new concepts of these disciplines. This book studies, analyses and upholds the pillar of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. It is a ripe text for engineers, seismologists, geologists, researchers and students associated with these fields.

Dynamics of Structures Third Edition

The text aims to benefit students and engineers in the civil, mechanical, and aerospace sectors.

Dynamics of Structures  Third Edition

Author: J. Humar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415620864

Page: 1058

View: 881

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.

Harnessing Bistable Structural Dynamics

This book formulates and consolidates a coherent understanding of how harnessing the dynamics of bistable structures may enhance the technical fields of vibration control, energy harvesting, and sensing.

Harnessing Bistable Structural Dynamics

Author: Ryan L. Harne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119128048

Page: 408

View: 639

This book formulates and consolidates a coherent understanding of how harnessing the dynamics of bistable structures may enhance the technical fields of vibration control, energy harvesting, and sensing. Theoretical rigor and practical experimental insights are provided in numerous case studies. The three fields have received significant research interest in recent years, particularly in regards to the advantageous exploitation of nonlinearities. Harnessing the dynamics of bistable structures--that is, systems with two configurations of static equilibria--is a popular subset of the recent efforts. This book provides a timely consolidation of the advancements that are relevant to a large body of active researchers and engineers in these areas of understanding and leveraging nonlinearities for engineering applications. Coverage includes: Provides a one-source reference on how bistable system dynamics may enhance the aims of vibration control, energy harvesting, and sensing with a breadth of case studies Includes details for comprehensive methods of analysis, numerical simulation, and experimentation that are widely useful in the assessment of the dynamics of bistable structures Details approaches to evaluate, by analytical and numerical analysis and experiment, the influences of harmonic and random excitations, multiple degrees-of-freedom, and electromechanical coupling towards tailoring the underlying bistable system dynamics Establishes how intelligently utilizing bistability could enable technology advances that would be useful in various industries, such as automotive engineering, aerospace systems, microsystems and microelectronics, and manufacturing

Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics

The book can also be used by students, professors, and researchers who want to learn more efficient and more accurate computational methods useful for their research topics from all areas of engineering, science and mathematics, including ...

Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics

Author: Usik Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470823750

Page: 320

View: 181

Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics is a concise and timely introduction to the spectral element method (SEM) as a means of solving problems in structural dynamics, wave propagations, and other related fields. The book consists of three key sections. In the first part, background knowledge is set up for the readers by reviewing previous work in the area and by providing the fundamentals for the spectral analysis of signals. In the second part, the theory of spectral element method is provided, focusing on how to formulate spectral element models and how to conduct spectral element analysis to obtain the dynamic responses in both frequency- and time-domains. In the last part, the applications of SEM to various structural dynamics problems are introduced, including beams, plates, pipelines, axially moving structures, rotor systems, multi-layered structures, smart structures, composite laminated structures, periodic lattice structures, blood flow, structural boundaries, joints, structural damage, and impact forces identifications, as well as the SEM-FEM hybrid method. Presents all aspects of SEM in one volume, both theory and applications Helps students and professionals master associated theories, modeling processes, and analysis methods Demonstrates where and how to apply SEM in practice Introduces real-world examples across a variety of structures Shows how models can be used to evaluate the accuracy of other solution methods Cross-checks against solutions obtained by conventional FEM and other solution methods Comes with downloadable code examples for independent practice Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics can be used by graduate students of aeronautical, civil, naval architectures, mechanical, structural and biomechanical engineering. Researchers in universities, technical institutes, and industries will also find the book to be a helpful reference highlighting SEM applications to various engineering problems in areas of structural dynamics, wave propagations, and other related subjects. The book can also be used by students, professors, and researchers who want to learn more efficient and more accurate computational methods useful for their research topics from all areas of engineering, science and mathematics, including the areas of computational mechanics and numerical methods.