Dynamics of Structures in SI Units

Series
Pearson
Author
Anil K. Chopra  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
992
Pub.-date
September 2019
ISBN13
9781292249186
ISBN
1292249188
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Description

For courses in Structural Dynamics.

 

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering for both students and professional engineers

An expert on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, Anil K. Chopra fills an important niche, explaining the material in a manner suitable for both students and professional engineers with his fifth edition, in SI units of Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed, and the presentation is detailed and integrated enough to make the text suitable for self-study.

 

As a textbook on vibrations and structural dynamics, this book has no competition. The material includes many topics in the theory of structural dynamics, along with applications of this theory to earthquake analysis, response, design, and evaluation of structures, with an emphasis on presenting this often difficult subject in as simple a manner as possible through numerous worked-out illustrative examples. The fifth edition, in  SI Edition includes new sections, figures, and examples, along with relevant updates and revisions.

Features

Updates, Improvements, and Expanded Sections in the fifth edition, in SI units.

  • NEW! Two new sections have been added to Chapter 20, which is now more than twice its previous size. These additions were motivated by the increasing use of nonlinear response history analyses (RHAs) of buildings in professional practice.
  • UPDATED! Individual chapter updates and revisions include:
    • Chapter 13 has been extended to include a response-spectrum-based method to estimate principal stresses in continuum structures, such as concrete dams.
    • Chapters 7, 9, and 18 have been expanded to include P—analysis of gravity load effects and an introduction to their influence on the lateral response, permanent deformation, and collapse of structures.
    • Chapter 11 has been revised to include recent data on damping ratios determined by system-identification analysis of motions of 203 buildings recorded during earthquakes. New recommendations for estimating damping ratios to be used in earthquake analysis of structures are presented.
    • Chapters 22 and 23 have been updated to reflect the current editions of building codes for designing new buildings, and of performance-based guidelines and standards for evaluating existing buildings.
  • NEW! Many new figures, several worked-out examples, and end-of-chapter problems have been added.
 

Pedagogical Features Enhance Learning

  • A section on application of the inelastic design spectrum to structural design is included.
  • Examples on dynamics of bridges and their earthquake response are included.
  • The text incorporates three building codes and the Eurocode.
  • The theory of dynamic response of structures is presented in a manner that emphasizes physical insight into the analytical procedures.
  • Structural dynamics theory is applied to conduct parametric studies that bring out several fundamental issues in the earthquake response and design of multistory buildings.
  • Over 100 worked-out examples illustrate analytical procedures.
  • Over 400 figures, carefully designed and executed to be pedagogically effective, are included in the text.
  • Photographs of structures and their responses recorded during earthquakes are included to relate the presentation to the real world.

New to this Edition

Updates, Improvements, and Expanded Sections in the fifth edition, in SI units.

  • Two new sections have been added to Chapter 20, which is now more than twice its previous size. These additions were motivated by the increasing use of nonlinear response history analyses (RHAs) of buildings in professional practice.
  • Individual chapter updates and revisions include:
    • Chapter 13 has been extended to include a response-spectrum-based method to estimate principal stresses in continuum structures, such as concrete dams.
    • Chapters 7, 9, and 18 have been expanded to include P—analysis of gravity load effects and an introduction to their influence on the lateral response, permanent deformation, and collapse of structures.
    • Chapter 11 has been revised to include recent data on damping ratios determined by system-identification analysis of motions of 203 buildings recorded during earthquakes. New recommendations for estimating damping ratios to be used in earthquake analysis of structures are presented.
    • Chapters 22 and 23 have been updated to reflect the current editions of building codes for designing new buildings, and of performance-based guidelines and standards for evaluating existing buildings.
  • Many new figures, several worked-out examples, and end-of-chapter problems have been added.

Table of Contents

I. Single Degree of Freedom Systems

 

1. Equations of Motion, Problem Statement, and Solution Methods

2. Free Vibration

3. Response to Harmonic and Periodic Excitations

4. Response to Arbitrary, Step, and Pulse Excitations

5. Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response

6. Earthquake Response of Linear Systems

7. Earthquake Response of Inelastic Systems

8. Generalized Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems

 

II. Multi Degree of Freedom Systems

 

9. Equations of Motion, Problem Statement, and Solution Methods

10. Free Vibration

11. Damping in Structures

12. Dynamic Analysis and Response of Linear Systems

13. Earthquake Analysis of Linear Systems

14. Analysis of Nonclassically Damped Linear Systems

15. Reduction of Degrees of Freedom

16. Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response

17. Systems with Distributed Mass and Elasticity

18. Introduction to the Finite Element Method

 

III. Earthquake Response, Design, and Evaluation of Multistory Buildings

 

19. Earthquake Response of Linearly Elastic Buildings

20. Earthquake Analysis and Response of Inelastic Buildings

21. Earthquake Dynamics of Base-Isolated Buildings

22. Structural Dynamics in Building Codes

23. Structural Dynamics in Building Evaluation Guidelines