qThe analysis and design of structures subjected to time-dependent dynamic loads are explained by Paz (U. of Louisville) and Leigh (U. of Central Florida) at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate engineering students. Structures are modeled as single-degree-of-freedom systems, shear buildings, discrete multi-degree-of-freedom systems, and as systems with distributed properties. Fourier analysis, evaluation of absolute damping, and generalized coordinates are examined in a section titled qspecial topics.q Final sections discuss random vibration and earthquake engineering, with the latter being updated to conform to recent versions of the Uniform Building Code (UBC- 97) and the International Building Code (IBC-2000). A larger number of solved examples using computer programs have been includedq.--booknews.com.The book is interesting as well as scholarly and encourages the reader to continue rather than to put it down. The presentation and the many diagrams are excellent - Structural Engineer.
|Author||:||Mario Paz, William E. Leigh|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2004|