Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice
Author: Douglas Thorby
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780750680028
ISBN 13: 0750680024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice Book Review:

Key features Worked example based makes it a thoroughly practical resource Aimed at those studying to enter, and already working in industry; Presents an applied practice and testing based approach while remaining grounded in the theory of the topic Makes the topic as easy to read as possible, omitting no steps in the development of the subject; Includes the use of computer based modelling techniques and finite elements Covers theory, modelling testing and control in practice 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.-

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice
Author: Douglas Thorby
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2008-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780080557151
ISBN 13: 0080557155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice Book Review:

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

Mechanical and Structural Vibrations

Mechanical and Structural Vibrations
Author: Demeter G. Fertis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 828
Release: 1995-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780471106005
ISBN 13: 0471106003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanical and Structural Vibrations Book Review:

Covering the whole spectrum of vibration theory and itsapplications in both civil and mechanical engineering, Mechanicaland Structural Vibrations provides the most comprehensive treatmentof the subject currently available. Based on the author s manyyears of experience in both academe and industry, it is designed tofunction equally well as both a day-to-day working resource forpracticing engineers and a superior upper-level undergraduate orgraduate-level text. Features a quick-reference format that, Mechanical and StructuralVibrations gives engineers instant access to the specific theory orapplication they need. Saves valuable time ordinarily spent wadingthrough unrelated or extraneous material. And, while they arethoroughly integrated throughout the text, applications to bothcivil and mechanical engineering are organized into sections thatpermit the reader to reference only the material germane to his orher field. Students and teachers will appreciate the book's practical,real-world approach to the subject, its emphasis on simplicity andaccuracy of analytical techniques, and its straightforward,step-by-step delineation of all numerical methods used incalculating the dynamics and vibrations problems, as well as thenumerous examples with which the author illustrates those methods.They will also appreciate the many chapter-end practice problems(solutions appear in appendices) designed to help them rapidlydevelop mastery of all concepts and methods covered. Readers will find many versatile new concepts and analyticaltechniques not covered in other texts, including nonlinearanalysis, inelastic response of structural and mechanicalcomponents of uniform and variable stiffness, the "dynamic hinge,""dynamically equivalent systems," and other breakthrough tools andtechniques developed by the author and his collaborators. Mechanical and Structural Vibrations is both an excellent text forcourses in structural dynamics, dynamic systems, and engineeringvibration and a valuable tool of the trade for practicing engineersworking in a broad range of industries, from electronic packagingto aerospace. Timely, comprehensive, practical--a superior student text and anindispensable working resource for busy engineers Mechanical and Structural Vibrations is the first text to cover theentire spectrum of vibration theory and its applications in bothcivil and mechanical engineering. Written by an author with over aquarter century of experience as a teacher and practicing engineer,it is designed to function equally well as a working professionalresource and an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level textfor courses in structural dynamics, dynamic systems, andengineering vibrations. Mechanical and Structural Vibrations: * Takes a practical, application-oriented approach to the subject * Features a quick-reference format that gives busy professionalsinstant access to the information needed for the task at hand * Walks readers, step-by-step, through the numerical methods usedin calculating the dynamics and vibration problems * Introduces many cutting-edge concepts and analytical tools notcovered in other texts * Is packed with real-world examples covering everything from thestresses and strains on buildings during an earthquake to thoseaffecting a space craft during lift-off * Contains chapter-end problems--and solutions--that help studentsrapidly develop mastery of all important concepts and methodscovered * Is extremely well-illustrated and includes more than 300diagrams, tables, charts, illustrations, and more

Structural Dynamics in Practice

Structural Dynamics in Practice
Author: Arthur Bolton
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill/Spanish Imports
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050005753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics in Practice Book Review:

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.

Mechanical Vibrations

Mechanical Vibrations
Author: Michel Geradin,Daniel J. Rixen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 1118900200
ISBN 13: 9781118900208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stress Strain and Structural Dynamics

Stress  Strain  and Structural Dynamics
Author: Bingen Yang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2005-04-07
ISBN 10: 0080541879
ISBN 13: 9780080541877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Strain and Structural Dynamics Book Review:

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and definitive reference to statics and dynamics of solids and structures, including mechanics of materials, structural mechanics, elasticity, rigid-body dynamics, vibrations, structural dynamics, and structural controls. This text integrates the development of fundamental theories, formulas and mathematical models with user-friendly interactive computer programs, written in the powerful and popular MATLAB. This unique merger of technical referencing and interactive computing allows instant solution of a variety of engineering problems, and in-depth exploration of the physics of deformation, stress and motion by analysis, simulation, graphics, and animation. This book is ideal for both professionals and students dealing with aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering, as well as naval architecture, biomechanics, robotics, and mechtronics. For engineers and specialists, the book is a valuable resource and handy design tool in research and development. For engineering students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, the book serves as a useful study guide and powerful learning aid in many courses. And for instructors, the book offers an easy and efficient approach to curriculum development and teaching innovation. Combines knowledge of solid mechanics--including both statics and dynamics, with relevant mathematical physics and offers a viable solution scheme. Will help the reader better integrate and understand the physical principles of classical mechanics, the applied mathematics of solid mechanics, and computer methods. The Matlab programs will allow professional engineers to develop a wider range of complex engineering analytical problems, using closed-solution methods to test against numerical and other open-ended methods. Allows for solution of higher order problems at earlier engineering level than traditional textbook approaches.

Structural Dynamics for Engineers

Structural Dynamics for Engineers
Author: Hans Anton Buchholdt
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780727725592
ISBN 13: 0727725599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics for Engineers Book Review:

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.

Dynamics in the Practice of Structural Design

Dynamics in the Practice of Structural Design
Author: Oscar Sircovich-Saar
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2006-01
ISBN 10: 1845641612
ISBN 13: 9781845641610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics in the Practice of Structural Design Book Review:

This book is a practitioner-friendly approach to dynamics on structural design, oriented to facilitate understanding of complicated issues without their elaborate mathematical formulations.While the chapters follow logically from one another, each one deals independently with a subject in structural dynamics; this approach allows the engineer to go directly to the topic of his or her interest at a given moment.Throughout each chapter the reader will find the text set in two different forms, for different levels of the topic in consideration, which will enable him to postpone for a second reading deeper explanations.Conceived as practical support for engineers whenever they want to review a subject related to dynamics in the practice of structural design, this book can be of great help for students of engineering.

Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations

Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations
Author: Paolo L. Gatti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 0415565782
ISBN 13: 9780415565783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations Book Review:

The second edition of Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Methods continues the first edition’s dual focus on the mathematical theory and the practical aspects of engineering vibrations measurement and analysis. This book emphasises the physical concepts, brings together theory and practice, and includes a number of worked-out examples of varying difficulty and an extensive list of references. What’s New in the Second Edition: Adds new material on response spectra Includes revised chapters on modal analysis and on probability and statistics Introduces new material on stochastic processes and random vibrations The book explores the theory and methods of engineering vibrations. By also addressing the measurement and analysis of vibrations in real-world applications, it provides and explains the fundamental concepts that form the common background of disciplines such as structural dynamics, mechanical, aerospace, automotive, earthquake, and civil engineering. Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Methods presents the material in order of increasing complexity. It introduces the simplest physical systems capable of vibratory motion in the fundamental chapters, and then moves on to a detailed study of the free and forced vibration response of more complex systems. It also explains some of the most important approximate methods and experimental techniques used to model and analyze these systems. With respect to the first edition, all the material has been revised and updated, making it a superb reference for advanced students and professionals working in the field.

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models
Author: Sondipon Adhikari
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2014-01-17
ISBN 10: 111886302X
ISBN 13: 9781118863022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models Book Review:

Since Lord Rayleigh introduced the idea of viscous damping in hisclassic work "The Theory of Sound" in 1877, it has become standardpractice to use this approach in dynamics, covering a wide range ofapplications from aerospace to civil engineering. However, in themajority of practical cases this approach is adopted more formathematical convenience than for modeling the physics of vibrationdamping. Over the past decade, extensive research has been undertaken onmore general “non-viscous” damping models and vibrationof non-viscously damped systems. This book, along with a relatedbook Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models:Analysis, is the first comprehensive study to cover vibrationproblems with general non-viscous damping. The author draws on hisconsiderable research experience to produce a text covering:parametric senistivity of damped systems; identification of viscousdamping; identification of non-viscous damping; and some tools forthe quanitification of damping. The book is written from avibration theory standpoint, with numerous worked examples whichare relevant across a wide range of mechanical, aerospace andstructural engineering applications. Contents 1. Parametric Sensitivity of Damped Systems. 2. Identification of Viscous Damping. 3. Identification of Non-viscous Damping. 4. Quantification of Damping. About the Authors Sondipon Adhikari is Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering atSwansea University, Wales. His wide-ranging and multi-disciplinaryresearch interests include uncertainty quantification incomputational mechanics, bio- and nanomechanics, dynamics ofcomplex systems, inverse problems for linear and nonlineardynamics, and renewable energy. He is a technical reviewer of 97international journals, 18 conferences and 13 funding bodies.He haswritten over 180 refereed journal papers, 120 refereed conferencepapers and has authored or co-authored 15 book chapters.

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.

Vibration of Structures and Machines

Vibration of Structures and Machines
Author: Giancarlo Genta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 1475711115
ISBN 13: 9781475711110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vibration of Structures and Machines Book Review:

The aim of the present book is to address practical aspects of nonlinear vibration analysis. It presents cases rarely discussed in the existing literature on vibration - such as rotor dynamics, and torsional vibration of engines - which are problems of considerable interest for engineering researchers and practical engineers. The book can be used not only as a reference but also as material for graduate students at Engineering departments, as it contains problems and solutions for each chapter.

Dynamics of Structures Third Edition

Dynamics of Structures  Third Edition
Author: J. Humar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1058
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN 10: 0415620864
ISBN 13: 9780415620864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Structures Third Edition Book Review:

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.

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering
Author: S Rajasekaran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2009-05-30
ISBN 10: 1845695739
ISBN 13: 9781845695736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering Book Review:

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

Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity

Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
Author: Dewey H. Hodges,G. Alvin Pierce
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781107617094
ISBN 13: 110761709X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity Book Review:

This text provides an introduction to structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, with an emphasis on conventional aircraft. The primary areas considered are structural dynamics, static aeroelasticity, and dynamic aeroelasticity. The structural dynamics material emphasizes vibration, the modal representation, and dynamic response. Aeroelastic phenomena discussed include divergence, aileron reversal, airload redistribution, unsteady aerodynamics, flutter, and elastic tailoring. More than one hundred illustrations and tables help clarify the text, and more than fifty problems enhance student learning. This text meets the need for an up-to-date treatment of structural dynamics and aeroelasticity for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate aerospace engineering students. Praise from the First Edition "Wonderfully written and full of vital information by two unequalled experts on the subject, this text meets the need for an up-to-date treatment of structural dynamics and aeroelasticity for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate aerospace engineering students." - Current Engineering Practice "Hodges and Pierce have written this significant publication to fill an important gap in aeronautical engineering education. Highly recommended." - Choice ". . . a welcome addition to the textbooks available to those with interest in aeroelasticity. . . . As a textbook, it serves as an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and entry-level graduate courses in aeroelasticity. . . . Furthermore, practicing engineers interested in a background in aeroelasticity will find the text to be a friendly primer." - AIAA Bulletin

Vibration Control of Active Structures

Vibration Control of Active Structures
Author: A. Preumont
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN 10: 0306484226
ISBN 13: 9780306484223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vibration Control of Active Structures Book Review:

My objective in writing this book was to cross the bridge between the structural dynamics and control communities, while providing an overview of the potential of SMART materials for sensing and actuating purposes in active vibration c- trol. I wanted to keep it relatively simple and focused on systems which worked. This resulted in the following: (i) I restricted the text to fundamental concepts and left aside most advanced ones (i.e. robust control) whose usefulness had not yet clearly been established for the application at hand. (ii) I promoted the use of collocated actuator/sensor pairs whose potential, I thought, was strongly underestimated by the control community. (iii) I emphasized control laws with guaranteed stability for active damping (the wide-ranging applications of the IFF are particularly impressive). (iv) I tried to explain why an accurate pred- tion of the transmission zeros (usually called anti-resonances by the structural dynamicists) is so important in evaluating the performance of a control system. (v) I emphasized the fact that the open-loop zeros are more difficult to predict than the poles, and that they could be strongly influenced by the model trun- tion (high frequency dynamics) or by local effects (such as membrane strains in piezoelectric shells), especially for nearly collocated distributed actuator/sensor pairs; this effect alone explains many disappointments in active control systems.

Dynamics of Structures

Dynamics of Structures
Author: J. Humar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1058
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0203112563
ISBN 13: 9780203112564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Structures Book Review:

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 vibratio

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models
Author: Sondipon Adhikari
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 111857205X
ISBN 13: 9781118572054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models Book Review:

Since Lord Rayleigh introduced the idea of viscous damping in his classic work "The Theory of Sound" in 1877, it has become standard practice to use this approach in dynamics, covering a wide range of applications from aerospace to civil engineering. However, in the majority of practical cases this approach is adopted more for mathematical convenience than for modeling the physics of vibration damping. Over the past decade, extensive research has been undertaken on more general "non-viscous" damping models and vibration of non-viscously damped systems. This book, along with a related book Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models: Identification, is the first comprehensive study to cover vibration problems with general non-viscous damping. The author draws on his considerable research experience to produce a text covering: dynamics of viscously damped systems; non-viscously damped single- and multi-degree of freedom systems; linear systems with non-local and non-viscous damping; reduced computational methods for damped systems; and finally a method for dealing with general asymmetric systems. The book is written from a vibration theory standpoint, with numerous worked examples which are relevant across a wide range of mechanical, aerospace and structural engineering applications. Contents 1. Introduction to Damping Models and Analysis Methods. 2. Dynamics of Undamped and Viscously Damped Systems. 3. Non-Viscously Damped Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. 4. Non-viscously Damped Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. 5. Linear Systems with General Non-Viscous Damping. 6. Reduced Computational Methods for Damped Systems

Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics

Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics
Author: Usik Lee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780470823750
ISBN 13: 0470823755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics Book Review:

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.

Introduction to Structural Dynamics

Introduction to Structural Dynamics
Author: Bruce K. Donaldson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-10-23
ISBN 10: 1139459082
ISBN 13: 9781139459082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Structural Dynamics Book Review:

This textbook, first published in 2006, provides the student of aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering with all the fundamentals of linear structural dynamics analysis. It is designed for an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course. This textbook is a departure from the usual presentation in two important respects. First, descriptions of system dynamics are based on the simpler to use Lagrange equations. Second, no organizational distinctions are made between multi-degree of freedom systems and single-degree of freedom systems. The textbook is organized on the basis of first writing structural equation systems of motion, and then solving those equations mostly by means of a modal transformation. The text contains more material than is commonly taught in one semester so advanced topics are designated by an asterisk. The final two chapters can also be deferred for later studies. The text contains numerous examples and end-of-chapter exercises.