Research and Markets: Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering - Design Buildings & Civil Engineering Projects to Withstand the Effects of Earthquakes
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Research and Markets: Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering - Design Buildings & Civil Engineering Projects to Withstand the Effects of Earthquakes

DUBLIN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 11, 2010Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a5a114/structural_dynamic) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new report " Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering" to their offering.

This important book examines how structural dynamics can be applied to earthquake engineering of structures in theory and practice. It provides practical examples of how Mathematica and Matlab can be used to model and predict the way in which structures will be affected by earthquakes. This vital area of modelling/simulation can help design buildings and civil engineering projects to withstand the effects of earthquakes. The book presents an introductory overview of structural dynamics and its importance in earthquake engineering, followed by an in-depth look at the different structural dynamic theories.

Key Topics Covered:

Introduction to dynamics:

Part 1 Structural dynamics in relation to earthquakes: Free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom systems (undamped) in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes

• Free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom systems (under-damped) in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Forced vibration (harmonic force) of single-degree-of-freedom systems in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Response of structures to impulse loads
• Dynamic response of structures using numerical methods
• Generalized coordinates and energy methods in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Two-degrees-of-freedom linear system response of structures
• Free vibration of multiple degrees of freedom in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Numerical solution methods for natural frequencies and mode shapes in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Time history response by mode superposition in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Free and forced vibration of a continuous system in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Finite element method in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes
• Differential quadrature and transformation methods for vibration problems in relation to structural dynamics during earthquakes.

Part 2 Response of structures to earthquakes: Earthquakes and earthquake ground motion

• Earthquake response spectra
• Earthquake analysis of linear systems
• Building codes for a seismic design
• Response of structures to earthquakes: approximate analysis techniques for lateral loads
• Response of structures to earthquakes: analysis of shear walls.