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By Anil K. Chopra

Designed for senior-level and graduate classes in Dynamics of constructions and Earthquake Engineering.

Dynamics of constructions includes many subject matters encompassing the speculation of structural dynamics and the applying of this conception concerning earthquake research, reaction, and layout of buildings. No past wisdom of structural dynamics is believed and the way of presentation is satisfactorily precise and built-in, to make the ebook compatible for self-study via scholars engineers.

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These include the external force p(t), the elastic (or inelastic) resisting force f S (Fig. 1), and the damping resisting force f D (Fig. 1). The external force is taken to be positive in the direction of the x-axis, and the displacement u(t), velocity u(t), ˙ and acceleration u(t) ¨ are also positive in the direction of the x-axis. 1 fI p(t) fS p(t) fD (c) Sec. 5 Equation of Motion: External Force 15 acting in the opposite direction because they are internal forces that resist the deformation and velocity, respectively.

20 Equations of Motion, Problem Statement, and Solution Methods (a) u (b) (c) mg mg Chap. 1 Mass–spring–damper system. 4 Derive the equation of motion of the weight w suspended from a spring at the free end of the cantilever steel beam shown in Fig. 4a. For steel, E = 29,000 ksi. Neglect the mass of the beam and spring. • L = 10′ • 2″ diameter ∫ fS k = 20 lb/in. 4 (a) System; (b) undeformed, deformed, and static equilibrium positions; (c) free-body diagram; (d) spring and beam forces. 4b shows the deformed position of the free end of the beam, spring, and mass.

2a)]. Element forces or stresses can be determined at each time instant by static analysis of the structure subjected to the force f S determined from Eq. 1). It is unnecessary to introduce the equivalent static force concept for the mass–spring–damper system because the spring force, also given by Eq. 1), can readily be visualized. For inelastic systems the element forces can be determined by appropriate modifications of these procedures to recognize that such systems are typically analyzed by timestepping procedures with iteration within a time step (Chapter 5).

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