Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 650 pages
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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.
 

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nice elaboration of structural dynamics, a student and teacher's companion.
a must read book for earthquake engineers.
rishikesh , CUSAT, KOCHI.
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Contents

DAMPED SINGLEDEGREEOFFREEDOM SYSTEM
31
RESPONSE OF ONEDEGREEOFFREEDOM SYSTEM
47
RESPONSE TO GENERAL DYNAMIC LOADING
96
FOURIER ANALYSIS AND RESPONSE
139
GENERALIZED COORDINATES AND RAYLEIGHS METHOD
162
NONLINEAR STRUCTURAL RESPONSE
205
RESPONSE SPECTRA
233
STRUCTURES MODELED AS SHEAR BUILDINGS
271
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF TRUSSES
511
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES USING THE FINITE ELEMENT
538
2D Elements
552
TIME HISTORY RESPONSE OF MULTIDEGREEOFFREEDOM
577
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF SYSTEMS WITH DISTRIBUTED PROPERTIES
609
DISCRETIZATION OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS
635
RANDOM VIBRATION
653
EQUIVALENT STATIC LATERAL
707

FREE VIBRATION OF A SHEAR BUILDING
287
FORCED MOTION OF SHEAR BUILDING
310
DAMPED MOTION OF SHEAR BUILDINGS
352
REDUCTION OF DYNAMIC MATRICES
366
STRUCTURES MODELED AS DISCRETE
397
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF PLANE FRAMES
442
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF GRIDS
469
THREEDIMENSIONAL FRAMES
491
DYNAMIC METHOD
766
Answers to Problems in Part 1791
791
Computer Programs
801
Glossary
807
Selected Bibliography
815
Diskette Order Form
825
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