Dynamic Analysis of Structures

Dynamic Analysis of Structures

1st Edition - June 23, 2020

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  • Author: John Katsikadelis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128186435
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128186442

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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.

Key Features

  • Covers the tools and techniques needed to build realistic modeling of actual structures under dynamic loads
  • Provides the methods to formulate the equations of motion of any structure, no matter how complex it is, once the dynamic model has been adopted
  • Provides carefully worked-out examples that are solved using recent numerical methods
  • Includes simple computer algorithms for the numerical solution of the equations of motion and respective code in FORTRAN and MATLAB


Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Construction Managers, and Architects

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 808
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 23, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128186435
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128186442

About the Author

John Katsikadelis

John Katsikadelis
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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Structural Analysis, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

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