Dynamic Analysis of Structures reflects the latest application of structural dynamics theory to produce more optimal and economical structural designs. Written by an author with over 37 years of researching, teaching and writing experience, this reference introduces complex structural dynamics concepts in a user-friendly manner. The author includes carefully worked-out examples which are solved utilizing more recent numerical methods. These examples pave the way to more accurately simulate the behavior of various types of structures. The essential topics covered include principles of structural dynamics applied to particles, rigid and deformable bodies, thus enabling the formulation of equations for the motion of any structure.
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1. General concepts and principles of structural dynamics 2. Single-degree-of-freedom systems: Free vibrations 3. Single-degree-of-freedom systems: Forced vibrations 4. Numerical integration of the equation of motion 5. Nonlinear response: Single-degree-of-freedom systems 6. Response to ground motion and vibration isolation 7. Damping in structures 8. Generalized single-degree-of-freedom systems-Continuous systems 9. Analysis in the frequency domain 10. Multi-degree-of-freedom systems: Models and equations of motion 11. The finite element method 12. Multi-degree-of-freedom systems: Free vibrations 13. Numerical evaluation of the eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes 14. Multi-degree-of-freedom systems: Forced vibrations 15. Dynamic analysis of multi-story buildings 16. Base isolation Appendix. Equations of motion of the rigid body
John T. Katsikadelis is Professor of Structural Analysis at the School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Katsikadelis is an internationally recognized expert in structural analysis and applied mechanics, with particular experience and research interest in the use of the boundary element method (BEM) and other mesh reduction methods for linear and nonlinear analysis of structures. He is an editorial board member of several key publications in the area, and has published numerous books, many of which focus on the development and application of BEM for problems in engineering and mathematical physics.