SDOF Systems

  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro
  • Sebastiano Marasco
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 45)


This chapter analyzes linear single-degree-of-freedom systems and their response to harmonic, impulsive and periodic excitations. The response to such excitations is important because it provides insight into how the system will respond to other types of forces. Finally also the response to earthquake records is considered. The chapter ends with some considerations about the nonlinear response.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro
    • 1
  • Sebastiano Marasco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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