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Essentials of Applied Dynamic Analysis


Part of the Risk Engineering book series (RISK)

Table of contents

About this book


This book presents up-to-date knowledge of dynamic analysis in engineering world. To facilitate the understanding of the topics by readers with various backgrounds, general principles are linked to their applications from different angles. Special interesting topics such as statistics of motions and loading, damping modeling and measurement, nonlinear dynamics, fatigue assessment, vibration and buckling under axial loading, structural health monitoring, human body vibrations, and vehicle-structure interactions etc., are also presented. The target readers include industry professionals in civil, marine and mechanical engineering, as well as researchers and students in this area.


Axial Loading Damping Dynamic Equilibrium Earthquake Eigenanalysis Engineering Applications Fatigue Assessment Forced Vibrations Free Vibrations Human Body Vibrations Ice Nonlinear Dynamics Numerical Analysis Sea Wave Seismic Analysis Spectrum Analysis Stochastic Dynamics Structural Health Monitoring Vehicle Dynamics Wind

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Aker SolutionsBergenNorway

About the authors

Dr. Junbo Jia is an engineering expert at Aker Solutions, Norway. He has extensive experience on marine structural assessment accounting for dynamics and nonlinearity, earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrodynamic analysis, structural wind engineering and engineering designs of marine structures. He has been extensively involved in analyses and designs in offshore and energy industries, associated with different types of offshore and onshore structures and foundations. He is currently a committee member of ISO TC67/SC7 Offshore Structures and an invited expert group member of Eurocode 3. He has been invited as guest professor and key speaker by various organizations and research institutes. Dr. Junbo Jia has received several national and international awards such as the Vice Admiral E.L. Cochrane award from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Best Paper Award from the journal Ships and Offshore Structures. He is the sole author of three comprehensive scientific monographs by Springer. All the three books receive an extensive amount of downloads based on Springer official data. He is also the editor of a book volume by CRC press (with J.K. Paik). He is listed in several global versions of the Who's Who publications. Dr. Jia is an elected member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Bibliographic information


“This book provides an excellent introduction to system dynamics and understanding the dynamic response of structures. … For those working on the dynamics of ocean structures or planning to work in this area this would be an excellent text to begin.” (James K. Thompson, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 63 (3), May-June, 2015)