MDOF Systems

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


The chapter introduces the structural dynamic problem for structures discretized as systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom (Multi-Degree-of-freedom: MDOF). Distinction between shear-type frame and bending-type frame is provided. Modal analysis is introduced and the response of MDOF systems to both harmonic and earthquake excitations for undamped and damped systems. Finally the analysis of a 3D MDOF building is also provided.


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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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