Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dynamics of Structures by Jagmohan L. Humar

Dynamics of Structures Book Review

A handbook covering a variety of analysis tools from the traditional to the most up-to-date. Of great practical use to civil, mechanical and aeronautical engineers, this book comprehensively covers a wide range of analytical techniques and includes workable examples and exercises in each chapter. Topics covered include:

· formulation of the equations of motion using the principles of both vector mechanics and analytical mechanics
· free vibration response
· determination of frequencies and mode shapes
· forced vibration response to harmonic and general forcing functions
· numerical integration of the equations of motion
· frequency domain analysis
· analysis of continuous systems
· wave propagation analysis.