About this book
The increasing size and complexity of new structural forces in engineering have made it necessary for designers to be aware of their dynamic behaviour. Dynamics is a subject which has traditionally been poorly taught in most engineering courses. This book was conceived as a way of providing engineers with a deeper knowledge of dynamic analysis and of indicating to them how some of the new vibrations problems can be solved. The authors start from basic principles to end up with the latest random vibration applications. The book originated 1n a week course given annually by the authors at the Computational Mechanics Centre, Ashurst Lodge, Southampton, England. Special care was taken to ensure continuity in the text and notations. Southampton 1984 CONTENTS Page Foreword Chapter 1 Introduction to Vibration 1. Introductory Remarks 1 2. Single Degree of Freedom Systems: Equations of Motion and Types of Problem 2 3. Response 6 4. General Structures: Equations of Motion 11 5. Response 15 6. Dynamic Interaction Problems 20 Chapter 2 Free Vibration, Resonance and Damping l. Introduction 25 25 2. Spring-Mass System 3. Simple Pendulum 27 4. Beam with Central Load 28 5. Rolling of a Ship 28 6. Springs in Parallel 30 7. Springs in Series 30 8. Free Vibration 31 9. Energy of Vibrating System 33 10. Damped Free Vibration 34 11. Undamped Forced Response 38 12. Damped Forced Response 39 13. Undamped Transient Vibration 42 14. Damped Transient Vibration 43 15.
Engineering Structures Vibrations beam foundation structure