Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics, Second Edition

  • 15h 13m
  • Andrew J. Kurdila, Roy R. Craig, Jr.
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2006

From theory and fundamentals to the latest advances in computational and experimental modal analysis, this is the definitive, updated reference on structural dynamics.

This edition updates Professor Craig's classic introduction to structural dynamics, which has been an invaluable resource for practicing engineers and a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in vibrations and/or structural dynamics. Along with comprehensive coverage of structural dynamics fundamentals, finite-element-based computational methods, and dynamic testing methods, this Second Edition includes new and expanded coverage of computational methods, as well as introductions to more advanced topics, including experimental modal analysis and "active structures." With a systematic approach, it presents solution techniques that apply to various engineering disciplines. It discusses single degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems, multiple degrees-of-freedom (MDOF) systems, and continuous systems in depth; and includes numeric evaluation of modes and frequency of MDOF systems; direct integration methods for dynamic response of SDOF systems and MDOF systems; and component mode synthesis.

Numerous illustrative examples help engineers apply the techniques and methods to challenges they face in the real world. MATLAB is extensively used throughout the book. Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics, Second Edition is an indispensable reference and "refresher course" for engineering professionals; and a textbook for seniors or graduate students in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering mechanics, or aerospace engineering.

About the Authors

Roy R. Craig, Jr. is the John J. McKetta Energy Professor Emeritus in Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Craig's research and publications have been principally in the areas of structural dynamics analysis and testing, structural optimization, control of flexible structures, and the use of computers in engineering education. He is the developer of the Craig-Bampton Method of component-mode synthesis, which has been used extensively throughout the world for analyzing the dynamic response of complex structures, and he is the author of many technical papers and reports and of one other textbook, Mechanics of Materials. His industrial experience has been with the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, the Boeing Company, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, Exxon Production Research Corporation, NASA, and IBM.

Dr. Craig has received numerous teaching awards and faculty leadership awards, including the General Dynamics Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Engineering, the John Leland Atwood Award presented jointly by the Aerospace Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics "for sustained outstanding leadership and contributions in structural dynamics and experimental methods, " and the D.J. DeMichele Award of the Society for Experimental Mechanics "for exemplary service and support in promoting the science and educational aspects of modal analysis technology. " He is a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Andrew J. Kurdila is the W. Martin Johnson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his B.S. degree in applied mechanics in 1983 from the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He subsequently entered The University of Texas at Austin and was awarded the M.S. degree in engineering mechanics the following year. He entered the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Presidential Fellow and earned his Ph.D. in 1989.

Dr. Kurdila joined the faculty of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Texas A&M University in 1990 as an assistant professor. He was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1993. He joined the faculty of the University of Florida in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 1998. In 2005 he joined the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He was recognized as a Select Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University in 1994 and as a Faculty Fellow in 1996 and was awarded the Raymond L. Bisplinghoff Award at the University of Florida in 1999 for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Kurdila is the author of over 50 archival journal publications, 100 conference presentations and publications, four book chapters, two edited volumes, and two books. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Vibration and Control and of the Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. He was named an Associate Fellow of the AIAA in 2001. His current research is in the areas of dynamical systems theory, control theory, and computational mechanics. His research has been funded by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Army Research and Development Command, and the State of Texas.

In this Book

  • The Science and Art of Structural Dynamics
  • Mathematical Models of SDOF Systems
  • Free Vibration of SDOF Systems
  • Response of SDOF Systems to Harmonic Excitation
  • Response of SDOF Systems to Nonperiodic Excitation
  • Numerical Evaluation of the Dynamic Response of SDOF Systems
  • Response of SDOF Systems to Periodic Excitation: Frequency-Domain Analysis
  • Mathematical Models of MDOF Systems
  • Vibration of Undamped 2-DOF Systems
  • Vibration Properties of MDOF Systems: Modes, Frequencies, and Damping
  • Dynamic Response of MDOF Systems: Mode-Superposition Method
  • Mathematical Models of Continuous Systems
  • Free Vibration of Continuous Systems
  • Introduction to Finite Element Modeling of Structures
  • Numerical Evaluation of Modes and Frequencies of MDOF Systems
  • Direct Integration Methods for Dynamic Response of MDOF Systems
  • Component-Mode Synthesis
  • Introduction to Experimental Modal Analysis
  • Introduction to Active Structures
  • Introduction to Earthquake Response of Structures