BASIC STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
The book is conceptually composed of three parts. The first part, consisting of Chapters 1 to 6, covers the basic concepts and dynamic response of single-degree-of-freedom systems to various excitations. The second part, consisting of Chapters 7 and 8, covers the linear and nonlinear response of multiple-degree-of-freedom systems to various excitations. Finally, the third part, consisting of Chapter 9 and the Appendix, deals with the linear and nonlinear response of structures subjected to earthquake ground motions and structural dynamics–related code provisions for assessing the seismic response of structures. It is anticipated
that for a semester-long introductory course on structural dynamics, Chapters 1 to 7 with selected sections of the other chapters will be
covered in the classroom.
This book assumes the student is familiar with at least a first course
in differential equations and elementary matrix algebra. Experience with
computer programming is helpful but not essential.