Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics
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Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics by Roy R. Craig
Book DescriptionFrom 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471430445
(246mm x 203mm x 42mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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By emphasizing the three key concepts of mechanics of solids, this new edition helps engineers improve their problem-solving skills. They'll discover how these fundamental concepts underlie all of the applications presented, and they'll learn how to identify the equations needed to solve various problems.
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Author Biography - Roy R. Craig
ROY R. CRAIG JR., PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He has received numerous teaching awards and has worked in industry at Boeing, NASA, and Exxon Production Research Corporation, among others. ANDREW J. KURDILA, PHD, is the W. Martin Johnson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His current research focuses on structural dynamics, dynamic systems theory, control theory, and computational mechanics.
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