Application of Structural Dynamics in Earthquake and Wind Engineering

Benito M. Pacheco

Abstract


Using minimal mathematics, extensive reference to the technical literature, and selected figures and tables, state-of-the-art concepts of structural dynamics are introduced as applied to seismic and wind-induced vibrations. Physical interpretations of mathematical concepts, and practical concerns of civil-structural engineers are emphasized. The presentation attempts to highlight some similarities and also sharpen certain contrasts between earthquake and wind effects.

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