Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume 2

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications  Volume 2
Author: Alvar M. Kabe,Brian H. Sako
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 970
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 0128216158
ISBN 13: 9780128216156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume 2 Book Review:

The two-volume Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. In Volume II, d'Alembert's Principle, Hamilton's Principle, and Lagrange's Equations are derived from fundamental principles. Development of large structural dynamic models and fluid/structure interaction are thoroughly covered. Responses to turbulence/gust, buffet, and static-aeroelastic loading encountered during atmospheric flight are addressed from fundamental principles to the final equations, including aeroelasticity. Volume II also includes a detailed discussion of mode survey testing, mode parameter identification, and analytical model adjustment. Analysis of time signals, including digitization, filtering, and transform computation is also covered. A comprehensive discussion of probability and statistics, including statistics of time series, small sample statistics, and the combination of responses whose statistical distributions are different, is included. Volume II concludes with an extensive chapter on continuous systems; including the classical derivations and solutions for strings, membranes, beams, and plates, as well as the derivation and closed form solutions for rotating disks and sloshing of fluids in rectangular and cylindrical tanks. Dr. Kabe's training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako's are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve complex structural dynamics problems

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume 1

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications  Volume 1
Author: Alvar M. Kabe,Brian H. Sako
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 012821614X
ISBN 13: 9780128216149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume 1 Book Review:

The two-volume work, Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. Volume I covers Newton's Laws, single-degree-of-freedom systems, damping, transfer and frequency response functions, transient vibration analysis (frequency and time domain), multi-degree-of-freedom systems, forced vibration of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, numerical methods for solving for the responses of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, and symmetric and non-symmetric eigenvalue problems. In addition, a thorough discussion of real and complex modes, and the conditions that lead to each is included. Stochastic methods for single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems excited by random forces or base motion are also covered. Dr. Kabe's training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako's are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve extremely complex structural dynamics problems

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume II

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications  Volume II
Author: Alvar M. Kabe,Brian Sako
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 972
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN 10: 0128216212
ISBN 13: 9780128216217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume II Book Review:

The two-volume Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. In Volume II, d’Alembert’s Principle, Hamilton’s Principle, and Lagrange’s Equations are derived from fundamental principles. Development of large structural dynamic models and fluid/structure interaction are thoroughly covered. Responses to turbulence/gust, buffet, and static-aeroelastic loading encountered during atmospheric flight are addressed from fundamental principles to the final equations, including aeroelasticity. Volume II also includes a detailed discussion of mode survey testing, mode parameter identification, and analytical model adjustment. Analysis of time signals, including digitization, filtering, and transform computation is also covered. A comprehensive discussion of probability and statistics, including statistics of time series, small sample statistics, and the combination of responses whose statistical distributions are different, is included. Volume II concludes with an extensive chapter on continuous systems; including the classical derivations and solutions for strings, membranes, beams, and plates, as well as the derivation and closed form solutions for rotating disks and sloshing of fluids in rectangular and cylindrical tanks. Dr. Kabe’s training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako’s are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve complex structural dynamics problems

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume I

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications  Volume I
Author: Alvar M. Kabe,Brian H. Sako
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2020-06-28
ISBN 10: 0128216204
ISBN 13: 9780128216200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Volume I Book Review:

The two-volume work, Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. Volume I covers Newton’s Laws, single-degree-of-freedom systems, damping, transfer and frequency response functions, transient vibration analysis (frequency and time domain), multi-degree-of-freedom systems, forced vibration of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, numerical methods for solving for the responses of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, and symmetric and non-symmetric eigenvalue problems. In addition, a thorough discussion of real and complex modes, and the conditions that lead to each is included. Stochastic methods for single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems excited by random forces or base motion are also covered. Dr. Kabe’s training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako’s are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve extremely complex structural dynamics problems

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics
Author: Roy R. Craig,Andrew J. Kurdila
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 1118174445
ISBN 13: 9781118174449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics Book Review:

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.

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration
Author: Frank Fahy,David Thompson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN 10: 1482266636
ISBN 13: 9781482266634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration Book Review:

A Solid Introduction to Sound and Vibration: No Formal Background NeededThis Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate stude

Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics Dynamics and Stability

Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics  Dynamics  and Stability
Author: A.I. Rusakov
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 1498770436
ISBN 13: 9781498770439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics Dynamics and Stability Book Review:

Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, and Stability examines structural mechanics from a foundational point of view and allows students to use logical inference and creative reasoning to solve problems versus rote memorization. It presents underlying theory and emphasizes the relevant mathematical concepts as related to structural mechanics in each chapter. Problems, examples, and case studies are provided throughout, as well as simulations to help further illustrate the content. Features: Presents the material from general theory and fundamentals through to practical applications. Explains the finite element method for elastic bodies, trusses, frames, non-linear behavior of materials, and more. Includes numerous practical worked examples and case studies throughout each chapter. Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, and Stability serves as a useful text for students and instructors as well as practicing engineers.

Advanced Applications in Acoustics Noise and Vibration

Advanced Applications in Acoustics  Noise and Vibration
Author: Frank Fahy,John Walker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1482289083
ISBN 13: 9781482289084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Applications in Acoustics Noise and Vibration Book Review:

Advanced Applications in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration provides comprehensive and up-to-date overviews of knowledge, applications and research activities in a range of topics that are of current interest in the practice of engineering acoustics and vibration technology. The thirteen chapters are grouped into four parts: signal processing, acoustic modelling, environmental and industrial acoustics, and vibration. Following on from its companion volume Fundamentals of Noise and Vibration this book is based partly on material covered in a selection of elective modules in the second semester of the Masters programme in 'Sound and Vibration Studies' of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton, UK and partly on material presented in the annual ISVR short course 'Advanced Course in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration'.

Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics

Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics
Author: Franklin Y. Cheng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 997
Release: 2000-10-19
ISBN 10: 9780203904206
ISBN 13: 0203904206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Uses state-of-the-art computer technology to formulate displacement method with matrix algebra. Facilitates analysis of structural dynamics and applications to earthquake engineering and UBC and IBC seismic building codes.

Sound and Structural Vibration

Sound and Structural Vibration
Author: Frank J. Fahy,Paolo Gardonio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2007-01-12
ISBN 10: 0080471102
ISBN 13: 9780080471105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sound and Structural Vibration Book Review:

The first edition of Sound and Structural Vibration was written in the early 1980s. Since then, two major developments have taken place in the field of vibroacoustics. Powerful computational methods and procedures for the numerical analysis of structural vibration, acoustical fields and acoustical interactions between fluids and structures have been developed and these are now universally employed by researchers, consultants and industrial organisations. Advances in signal processing systems and algorithms, in transducers, and in structural materials and forms of construction, have facilitated the development of practical means of applying active and adaptive control systems to structures for the purposes of reducing or modifying structural vibration and the associated sound radiation and transmission. In this greatly expanded and extensively revised edition, the authors have retained most of the analytically based material that forms the pedagogical content of the first edition, and have expanded it to present the theoretical foundations of modern numerical analysis. Application of the latter is illustrated by examples that have been chosen to complement the analytical approaches to solving fairly simple problems of sound radiation, transmission and fluid-structural coupling that are presented in the first edition. The number of examples of experimental data that relate to the theoretical content, and illustrate important features of vibroacoustic interaction, has been augmented by the inclusion of a selection from the vast amount of material published during the past twenty five years. The final chapter on the active control of sound and vibration has no precursor in the first edition. * Covers theoretical approaches to modeling and analysis * Highly applicable to challenges in industry and academia * For engineering students to use throughout their career

Engineering Acoustics

Engineering Acoustics
Author: Malcolm J. Crocker,Jorge P. Arenas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 1118496426
ISBN 13: 9781118496428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Acoustics Book Review:

A comprehensive evaluation of the basic theory for acoustics, noise and vibration control together with fundamentals of how this theoretical material can be applied to real world problems in the control of noise and vibration in aircraft, appliances, buildings, industry, and vehicles. The basic theory is presented in elementary form and only of sufficient complication necessary to solve real practical problems. Unnecessary advanced theoretical approaches are not included. In addition to the fundamental material discussed, chapters are included on human hearing and response to noise and vibration, acoustics and vibration transducers, instrumentation, noise and vibration measurements, and practical discussions concerning: community noise and vibration, interior and exterior noise of aircraft, road and rail vehicles, machinery noise and vibration sources, noise and vibration in rapid transit rail vehicles, automobiles, trucks, off road vehicles, and ships. In addition, extensive up to date useful references are included at the end of each chapter for further reading. The book concludes with a glossary on acoustics, noise and vibration

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
Author: Joseph W. Tedesco,William G. McDougal,C. Allen Ross
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 816
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780673980526
ISBN 13: 0673980529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Structural Dynamics: Theory and Applications provides readers with an understanding of the dynamic response of structures and the analytical tools to determine such responses. This comprehensive text demonstrates how modern theories and solution techniques can be applied to a large variety of practical, real-world problems. As computers play a more significant role in this field, the authors emphasize discrete methods of analysis and numerical solution techniques throughout the text. Features: covers a wide range of topics with practical applications, provides comprehensive treatment of discrete methods of analysis, emphasizes the mathematical modeling of structures, and includes principles and solution techniques of relevance to engineering mechanics, civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
Author: Mario Paz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 650
Release: 1997-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780412074615
ISBN 13: 0412074613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

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

Structural Dynamics
Author: Henry R. Busby,George H. Staab
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 581
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1498765971
ISBN 13: 9781498765978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Structural Dynamics: Concepts and Applications focuses on dynamic problems in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering through the equations of motion. The text explains structural response from dynamic loads and the modeling and calculation of dynamic responses in structural systems. A range of applications is included, from various engineering disciplines. Coverage progresses consistently from basic to advanced, with emphasis placed on analytical methods and numerical solution techniques. Stress analysis is discussed, and MATLAB applications are integrated throughout. A solutions manual and figure slides for classroom projection are available for instructors.

Aeroacustic and Vibroacoustic Advancement in Aerospace and Automotive Systems

Aeroacustic and Vibroacoustic Advancement in Aerospace and Automotive Systems
Author: Roberto Citarella,Luigi Federico
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 3038428515
ISBN 13: 9783038428510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aeroacustic and Vibroacoustic Advancement in Aerospace and Automotive Systems Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Advances in Vibroacoustics and Aeroacustics of Aerospace and Automotive Systems" that was published in Applied Sciences

Dynamics of Structure and Foundation A Unified Approach

Dynamics of Structure and Foundation   A Unified Approach
Author: Indrajit Chowdhury,Shambhu P. Dasgupta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 9781439832721
ISBN 13: 1439832722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Structure and Foundation A Unified Approach Book Review:

Designed to provide engineers with quick access to current and practical information on the dynamics of structure and foundation, this 2-volume reference work is intended for engineers involved with earthquake or dynamic analysis, or the design of machine foundations in the oil, gas, and energy sector. Whereas the first volume deals with the fundamentals, this volume is dedicated to applications in various civil engineering problems, related to dynamic soil-structure interaction, machine foundation and earthquake engineering. It presents innovative, easy-to-apply and practical solutions to various problems and difficulties a design engineer will encounter. It allows quick access to targeted information; it includes a wealth of case studies and also examines geotechnical considerations with regard to dynamic soil-structure interaction. This book is concentrated on three major application areas: dynamic soil-structure interaction (DSSI), rhe analysis and design of machine foundations, and on the analytical and design concepts for earthquake engineering. Vol. 1 (ISBN 9780415471459) focusses on the theory and fundamentals book.

Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics

Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics
Author: Franklin Y. Cheng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 997
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN 10: 1351988441
ISBN 13: 9781351988445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Uses state-of-the-art computer technology to formulate displacement method with matrix algebra. Facilitates analysis of structural dynamics and applications to earthquake engineering and UBC and IBC seismic building codes.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
Author: Mario Paz,Young Hoon Kim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN 10: 3319947435
ISBN 13: 9783319947433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Book Review:

The sixth edition of Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation is the complete and comprehensive text in the field. It 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. This text 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 basics 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. Among several programming languages, MATLAB® has been adopted by many academic institutions across several disciplines. Many educators and students in the U.S. and many international institutions can readily access MATLAB®, which has an appropriate programming language to solve and simulate problems in the textbook. It effectively allows matrix manipulations and plotting of data. Therefore, multi-degree-of freedom problems can be solved in conjunction with the finite element method using MATLAB®. The revised version will include: · solved 34 examples in Chapters 1 through 22 along with MALAB 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). This text is essential for civil engineering students. Professional civil engineers will find it an ideal reference.

Adaptive Structures

Adaptive Structures
Author: Robert L. Clark,William R. Saunders,Gary P. Gibbs
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 488
Release: 1998-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780471122623
ISBN 13: 0471122629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Structures Book Review:

Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science An applications-oriented approach for engineers and advanced students Adaptive Structures covers the key concepts and practical issues involved in translating much of the theory of adaptive structures into successful, real-world hardware. Easily applied to a variety of application physics, the material emphasizes the integration of control strategies, transduction device dynamics, and spatial signal processing through novel sensing methods and actuator configurations (physical or transformed coordinates). The book contains essential models of adaptive structures and components to facilitate design approaches. The accompanying disk features script files, operating under MATLAB, which can be used to generate most of the results presented throughout the book and are invaluable to readers developing their own structural models. Topics include: * Fundamentals of structural dynamics; linear systems and signals; and signal processing and digital filters * The integration of spatial and temporal signal processing techniques * Transduction device dynamics and links between physical, modal, and wave domain models for structural dynamic analysis and control * An overview of classical controls * An application-oriented review of adaptive feedforward control and multivariable feedback control system architectures

Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers

Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1482264072
ISBN 13: 9781482264074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers Book Review:

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.