1. Structural Dynamics
|1."Dynamics of Structures: Applications to Earthquake Engineering" by A K Chopra|
Book Review: This book is very suitable for graduate and senior level courses in the field of dynamics of structures and earthquake engineering. The book contains many topics that relate to the theory of structural dynamics and its application pertaining to the earthquake analysis, response and design of structures. The book requires no prior knowledge of structural dynamics and the concepts are very detailed and integrated and the book is good for self-study by students and professionals.
|2."Dynamics of Structures" by R W Clough and J Penzien|
Book Review: This book teaches dynamics of structures to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the field of civil engineering. This book is a great reference for researchers and practicing engineers. The book demonstrates the state of art methods that are used to assess the seismic performance of foundation systems and contains information on earthquake engineering. The book also demonstrates frequency domain analysis for SDOF and MDOD systems and also provides step-by-step methods for solving linear and non-linear equations of motion.
|3."Elements of Vibration Analysis" by L Meirovitch|
“Elements of Vibration Analysis” Book Review: The book aims in introducing all the key concepts and techniques of vibration analysis. The chapters of this book begin with basic and fundamental topics and then move to advanced and complex topics. Each chapter ends with a bunch of questions. The book also covers increasing complexity and problems that are faced in vibration analysis.
|4."Structural Dynamics : Vibrations and Systems" by Madhujit Mukophadhyay|
“Structural Dynamics: Vibrations and Systems” Book Review: This book is described for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book introduces all the basic concepts of vibration of mechanical systems and structural dynamics. Many example problems are presented to explain the concepts. The initial chapters of the book cover free vibration of single degree, forced vibration of single degree, numerical methods in structural analysis, vibration of two degree, free vibration of multiple degrees, forced vibration analysis of multiple degrees, and free vibration analysis of continuous systems. The remaining chapters discuss forced vibration of continuous systems, dynamic direct stiffness method, vibration of ship and aircraft, finite element method, finite difference method, nonlinear vibration, random vibrations, and computer program in vibration analysis. The topics are clearly explained with the help of examples. The book will be useful for the graduating students, research scholars, and professional engineers.
|5."Advanced Structural Dynamics and Active Control of Structures" by Gawronski Wodek Gawronski|
“Advanced Structural Dynamics and Active Control of Structures” Book Review: The content of this book is fully updated and revised. The topics like discrete-time models, limited-time and -frequency grammians and reduction, almo- balanced modal models, simultaneous placement of sensors and actuators, structural damage detection, special models, modal actuators and sensors, and system identification are thoroughly explained. Many methods of structural dynamics namely, virtual work, d’Alambert’s principle, Hamilton’s principle, Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, and modal analysis of structures are included in this text. The book also features many methods of control namely, LQG design, modal control, and pole placement methods. The problems and examples based on structural active control and structural acoustic control are included. The book consists of many MATLAB programs and model data. The text will be useful for graduate courses on structural dynamics and control.
|6."INT. TO STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS" by BIGGS|
|7."Dynamic Stability of Structures" by Xie|
“Dynamic Stability of Structures” Book Review: The book focuses on the theory and concepts of parametric stability of structures under both deterministic and stochastic loadings. Various models of structural dynamics are highlighted in this piece of writing. Each and every concept, method, and process featured in this book is illustrated step-by-step. For providing readers practical content the book lays an emphasis on applications, analytical methods, and numerical methods. The text is illustrated using several diagrams, figures, and charts. The book will be useful for the advanced level graduate courses of engineering. It is reader friendly, well-structured, and will be suitable for self-study.
|8."Structural Dynamics : Theory and Computation" by Mario Paz|
“Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation” Book Review: The book basically provides thorough information on ‘structures’. It majorly covers topics like structures modelled as a single degree-of-freedom system, modelled as shear buildings, modelled as discrete multi-degree-of-freedom system, modelled with distributed properties and random vibrations. The book will act as a bridge between practical questions and differential equations. The chapters based on harmonic responses of structures, with respect to distributed inertia and discrete systems and Eigen problems are included in this text. The importance and implementation of computer programs is highlighted. The applications of discussed topics are clearly mentioned. The book will be beneficial for the students and professionals of Civil Engineering.
|9."Computational Structural Dynamics" by Talaganov K|
“Computational Structural Dynamics” Book Review: The book focuses on using computational technology as a tool to overcome the problems in various fields of structural dynamics and earthquake structural dynamics. The initial section of the book covers seismic risk reduction, dynamic soil-structure interaction, nuclear reactor building structures, influence of numerical integration, earthquake protection, structures with semi-rigid connections, and damage to building stock. The later section features functioning of rubber isolators, meso-macro modeling, transmitting boundaries, aging management, simulation based monitoring, tests on beams and columns, automatic generation of digital models, and probabilistic floor response spectra. The chapters based on analyses of timer frames and dynamic analysis are included in this text. The application of models for mitigation and methodology for seismic designs are mentioned. The topics are illustrated using many figures, diagrams, and pictures.
|10."Structural Dynamics" by Einar N Strommen|
“Structural Dynamics” Book Review: The book will be beneficial for the students of civil engineering and structural dynamics. The book begins with basic and easy-to-understand topics and then covers more advanced and complex topics of Structural Dynamics. The safety measures that are to be followed in wind or horizontal ground motion induced dynamic design problems are highlighted. The systems like line-like beam, beam-column type, and system of rectangular plates are mentioned. The mathematical techniques used are clearly explained and analysed. The solutions are given in both time domain and frequency domain. The chapters covering tuned mass damper and the problem of moving loads on beams are included in this book.
|11."Probabilistic Structural Dynamics: Advanced Theory and Applications" by Y K Lin and G Q Cai|
“Probabilistic Structural Dynamics: Advanced Theory and Applications” Book Review: The book introduces to the engineers the method of establishment of safety factors to build sound structures using a different approach. The book focuses on Structural Engineers. It will help them to overcome the use of traditional modelling systems by developing high-degree complex equations for solving problems.
2. Experimental Methods in Structural Dynamics
|1."Shock and Vibration Handbook" by Harris C M|
“Shock and Vibration Handbook” Book Review: This book is a reference on shock and vibrations. It provides the information needed to design, analyze,install and maintain systems subject to mechanical shock and vibrations.This book covers theory, instrumentation, measurement, testing, control methodologies and practical applications. It has been broadly revised to include innovative technologies and techniques, such as the use of waveform replication, wavelets and temporal moments.This book is for aeronautical, mechanical, acoustical, civil , electrical and transportation engineers.
|2."Modal Testing: Theory and Practice" by Ewins D.J|
“Modal Testing: Theory and Practice” Book Review: This book helps us to know how to build a detailed mathematical model of a test structure. It also guides to analyze and modify the modal structure to improve its dynamics. It is a survey of the technology of modal testing. It describes modal testing as a new method for describing the vibration properties of a structure by constructing mathematical models based on test data rather than using conventional theoretical analysis. This book covers techniques for measuring the shape, mode and frequencies of practical structures from turbine blades to suspension bridges.
|3."Harris' Shock and Vibration Handbook" by Allan Piersol|
“Harris Shock and Vibration Handbook” Book Review: This book can be referred to as a guide by mechanical, civil, acoustical, electrical, aeronautical, and transportation engineers. It includes fundamental knowledge about designing, installing, manufacturing and analysing the systems related to mechanical shock and vibration. It covers the theory of instrumentation, measurements and methods to test and analyse the system. This book also includes innovative techniques and technologies. It includes technology like waveform replication, wavelets, and temporal moments. Along with the procedures to control shock and vibration, their effects on the human body are also discussed in this book.
|4."Experimental Structural Dynamics: An Introduction to Experimental Methods of Characterizing Vibrating Structures" by Robert E Coleman|
“Experimental Structural Dynamics: An Introduction to Experimental Methods of Characterizing Vibrating Structures” Book Review: This book targets those engineering students who need to perform in test labs or design groups related to vibration theory. It explains the basic analytical formulas to clear the elementary prerequisites. It covers higher level mathematical topics like eigen vectors and the Fourier Transform. Mode shapes are also discussed in connection with simple 2D and 3D coordinate transformations. This book also covers the derivation of Frequency Response Function (FRF) formula, its detailed view and superposition of modal FRFs. It provides information about the importance of analytical approach to vibration problems and the development of modal force as a contravariant vector.
|5."Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain" by Warren Young|
“Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain” Book Review: This book can act as a resource for designers, engineers, and analysts working with calculations of loads, stress, strain and deflection. It largely contains tables and case studies which provide a clear understanding about the methods. This book includes a large number of equations and diagrams of structural properties to give a visionary effect on the learner’s mind. Also, it has easier-to-read notations and figures, consistent table and equation number, providing it an accessible layout. This book stresses on experimental stress concentrations and analysis. The appendices include the data on material behaviour under stress and strain, and composite materials.
|6."Topics in Modal Analysis II, Volume 6: Proceedings of the 30th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics" by R Allemang and J De Clerck|
“Topics in Modal Analysis II, Volume 6: Proceedings of the 30th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics” Book Review: This book is meant for the area of research and engineering. It covers the case studies and early findings on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics. It consists of research papers on topics like aerospace, energy harvesting, shock and vibrations and acoustics. The research findings on structural health monitoring, finite elements, biodynamics experimental techniques and sports equipment dynamics are also covered. It also includes the papers on damage detection, rotating machinery and aircraft/aerospace.
|7."Structural Dynamics: Theory and Applications" by Joseph W Tedesco and William G McDougal|
“Structural Dynamics: Theory and Applications” Book Review: The scope and content of this book is very appropriate for a beginning student in structural dynamics. The book strikes a good balance of coverage between civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering subject matter. It covers a wide range of topics like steady-state response, sudden/shock loading with practical applications. It puts emphasis on the mathematical modelling structures and the analytical tools to determine their dynamic responses. The book discusses the application of modern theories and solution techniques for real-world problems. It includes chapters on blast loads on structures, structures subjected to water waves and elastic wave propagation in solids, etc. Signifying the role of computers in this field, the book lays importance on numerical solution techniques and discrete methods of analysis throughout.
|8."Dynamics of Structures" by Anil K Chopra|
“Dynamics of Structures” Book Review: This book is designed for both students and professional engineers pursuing the courses in Dynamic Structures and Earthquake Engineering. It is a textbook on vibrations and structural dynamics consisting of advanced level dynamics. It presents the material in an approachable and detailed style making it suitable for self-study. This book covers the topics in the theory of structural dynamics and its applications to earthquake analysis and response. It also emphasises on presenting the design and evaluation of structures in a simple manner with the help of solved illustrations and examples. There a lot of differential equations and many extensions of the theories of Newton’s laws of motion are discussed in this book.
|9."Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics" by Roy R Craig and Andrew J Kurdila|
“Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics” Book Review: This book can be referred by the senior or graduate students in engineering mechanics, aerospace engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering. This book briefly touches on some important concepts like transmissibility and vibration isolation. It introduces structural dynamics and dynamic testing modules. It also covers finite-element based computational methods and their expanded coverage. This book presents some advanced topics like experimental modal analysis and active structures. Some solution techniques which apply to various engineering disciplines are discussed in a systematic approach. This book introduces single and multiple degrees-of-freedom (SDOF and MDOF) systems. Further, the numeric evaluation of modes and frequency, and direct integration methods for the dynamic response of these systems is discussed. It covers some other topics like continuous systems and component mode synthesis. For the harder concepts, the book consists of solved examples for clarification. The end-chapter exercises also come handy for conceptualising the learnings.
|10."Structural Dynamics: An Introduction to Computer Methods" by Roy R Craig|
“Structural Dynamics: An Introduction to Computer Methods” Book Review: The book benefits the students of civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering. This book discusses the fundamentals of the use of structural dynamics computer programs and their testing. It introduces the coding of several subroutines through the use of numerical techniques in FORTRAN and BASIC. This book covers the introduction of instructional matrix manipulation and finite elements in structural dynamics analysis. The Interactive structures and matrix interpretive system that is used for solving structural dynamic problems is also explained. The mode displacement and acceleration versions of mode-superposition for the dynamic response are discussed in details. The book explains about framed structures like planes, beams, trusses, and space frames, and continuous structures like plates and shells. It presents the modern matrix methods and the modern computer methods to check isolated portions of computer results. It includes the topics like coordinate transformation, structural dynamics, nonlinear problems, errors and convergence. The information about proper computer use, heat transfer problems and weighted residual methods is also provided. This book also includes ample of solved examples in some specific topics for the practice.
|11."Dynamics of Advanced Materials and Smart Structures" by Kazumi Watanabe|
“Dynamics of Advanced Materials and Smart Structures” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and recent developments in mechanical engineering in the fields of micro and intelligence. With its up-to-date coverage, useful design examples and practical approach, the book should prove to be a satisfying text for engineering students. The book is written from both theoretical as well as practical point-of-view and aims in presenting latest information on fundamental concepts of self sensing, diagnosis and accuracy systems.
3. Vibration and Structural Dynamics
|1."Elements of Vibration Analysis" by L Meirovitch|
“Elements of Vibration Analysis” Book Review: This book is basically meant to teach structural dynamics to the civil engineering students at the graduate and undergraduate level. This book is also useful for researchers and practicing professionals. The book examines the important methods that are used to analyze the seismic performance of foundation systems and also presents detailed information on earthquake engineering. The book also presents the procedure for solving linear and nonlinear equations and complex frequency domain analysis.
|2."Vibration Problems in Engineering" by W Weaver and D H Young|
“Vibration Problems in Engineering” Book Review: This book is described for civil engineering students at the graduate level. This book contains systems with one degree of freedom, nonlinear characteristics, two degrees of freedom. It includes systems with multiple degrees of freedom, continua with infinite degrees of freedom. It consists of a finite element method for discretized continua. At the end of every chapter it contains problems, flowcharts for programs and references.
|3."Dynamics of Structures" by R W. Clough and J Penzien|
“Dynamics of Structures” Book Review: This book is described for civil engineering, chemical engineering students at the graduate level.It is an introduction to structural dynamics in chemical engineering departments. It covers information about earthquake engineering. It gives an overview of structural dynamic and response to harmonic loading. Single degree of freedom systems, response to periodic loading, impulsive loading, general dynamic loading are explained in detail. It also includes a multi degree of freedom systems, evaluation of structural properties. Finally at the end of every chapter it contains problems.
|4."Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice: An Engineering" by Douglas Thorby|
“Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice: An Engineering” Book Review: This book is described for undergraduate and postgraduate students of aeronautical, mechanical, civil and automotive engineering. This book contains theoretical, testing and controls of structural dynamics and vibration. This book covers computer based techniques and finite elements. This book contains worked out examples, unique structural dynamics resource and primer.
|5."Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation" by Mario Paz and William Leigh|
“Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation” Book Review: This is described for undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students. This book contains modern methods of analysis and techniques adaptable to computer programming. It covers problems reworked for SAP2000. It also contains step by step examples of how to use SAP2000 for applications of structural dynamics. This book includes materials rearranged so that theory and dynamic analysis applications and special topics.
|6."Harnessing Bistable Structural Dynamics: For Vibration Control, Energy Harvesting and Sensing" by Ryan L Harne|
“Harnessing Bistable Structural Dynamics: For Vibration Control, Energy Harvesting and Sensing” Book Review: This book is described for automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, microsystems, microelectronics and manufacturing. This book provides information on bistable system dynamics. It contains vibration control, energy harvesting and sensing with breadth. It includes details on numerical simulation and experimentation on dynamics of bistable structures.
|7."Structural Dynamics: Recent Advances" by G I Schueller|
“Structural Dynamics: Recent Advances” Book Review: This book is described for automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, microsystems, microelectronics and manufacturing. This book contains both theoretical development and practical application. It consists of load modeling, structural response analysis, computational reliability procedure. It also includes FE models and codes which are utilized presently in context with simplified.
|8."Structural Vibration: Analysis and Damping" by C F Beards|
“Structural Vibration: Analysis and Damping” Book Review: This book is described for civil engineering students at the graduate and undergraduate level. This book is also useful for researchers and practicing professionals. This book describes the concepts from vibrations, Elements of analytical dynamics. It contains a response of single-degree of freedom systems to initial excitations. Two degree freedom system, multi degree of freedom systems are explained in detail. It describes distributed parameter systems with exact solutions, approximate methods.