**Debasish Roy, G. V. Rao ...**438 pages -

**Publisher:**Wiley; 1st edition (October, 2012) ...

**Language:**English -

**ISBN-10:**1118339622 -

**ISBN-13:**978-1118339626 ...

Structural dynamics is a subset of structural
analysis which covers the behavior of structures subjected to dynamic
loading. The subject has seen rapid growth and also change in how the
basic concepts can be interpreted. For instance, the classical notions
of discretizing the operator of a dynamic structural model have given
way to a set-theoretic, function-space based framework, which is more
conducive to implementation with a computer. This modern perspective, as
adopted in this book, is also helpful in putting together the various
tools and ideas in a more integrated style.

*Elements of Structural Dynamics: A New Perspective*is devoted to covering the basic concepts in linear structural dynamics, whilst emphasizing their mathematical moorings and the associated computational aspects that make their implementation in software possible.**Key features:**Employs a novel ‘top down’ approach to structural dynamics. + Contains an insightful treatment of the computational aspects, including the finite element method, that translate into numerical solutions of the dynamic equations of motion. + Consistently touches upon the modern mathematical basis for the theories and approximations involved.*Elements of Structural Dynamics: A New Perspective*is a holistic treatise on structural dynamics and is an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil engineering departments. This book also forms a useful reference for researchers and engineers in industry.