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Title

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering; Theory and Application using Mathematica and MATLAB
Author

S. Rajasekaran
Book information

Publisher: CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL)
Copyright year: 2009
ISBN: 9781439801321
Medium: Hardcover
Pages: 882
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Contents

Introduction to Dynamics | Structural Dynamics in Relation to Earthquakes | Response of Structures to Earthquakes
Description

This book discusses free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems and forced vibration of SDOF systems. It covers response to periodic dynamic loadings and impulse loads and two degrees of freedom linear system response methods and free vibration of multiple degrees of freedom. Topics include 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. The book also touches on earthquake ground motion, response spectra, and earthquake analysis of linear systems are discussed. Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering uses Mathematica to help 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.
Subjects

*Engineering
*Engineering > Mechanical and Structural Engineering
Keywords

Accelerograph, Earthquake, Tsunami, D'Alembert's principle, Loads, Seismic waves, Lagrang's equation, Runge-Kutta method