Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Structures Modeled as a Single-Degree of Freedom System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 3-30
    3. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 31-48
    4. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 49-100
    5. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 101-147
    6. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 149-177
    7. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 179-201
  3. Structures Modeled as Shear Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 205-229
    3. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 231-270
    4. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 271-301
  4. Framed Structures Modeled as Discrete Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 305-351
    3. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 353-379
    4. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 381-405
    5. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 407-427
    6. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 429-461
    7. Mario Paz, William Leigh
      Pages 495-523

About this book


"The Fifth Edition of Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation is the complete and comprehensive text in the field. It presents modern methods of analysis and techniques adaptable to computer programming clearly and easily. The book is ideal as a text for advanced undergraduates or graduate students taking a first course in structural dynamics. It is arranged in such a way that it can be used for a one- or two-semester course, or span the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, this text will serve the practicing engineer as a primary reference.

The text differs from the standard approach of other presentations in which topics are ordered by their mathematical complexity. This text is organized by the type of structural modeling. The author simplifies the subject by presenting a single degree-of-freedom system in the first chapters, then moves to systems with many degrees-of-freedom in the following chapters. Finally, the text moves to applications of the first chapters and special topics in structural dynamics.

New in this Edition:
  • Problems reworked for SAP2000®.
  • Step-by-step examples of how to use SAP2000® for every application of structural dynamics.
  • Inclusion of companion Web site ( with three learning aids: SAP2000® student version; source code for the author’s educational programs in structural dynamics, so that the results of changed parameters can be seen step-by-step; and the compiler (executable files) for the author’s educational programs.
  • Three earthquake engineering chapters updated to the latest ICC® building codes.
  • Materials rearranged so that theory and dynamic analysis precede applications and special topics, facilitating using the book sequentially.
  • Complete instructions provided to advanced topics as foundation for further study.
This text is essential for civil engineering students. Professional civil engineers will find it an ideal reference."  



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Speed Scientific SchoolUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Structural Dynamics
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Computation
  • Authors Mario Paz
    William Leigh
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7667-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5098-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0481-8
  • Edition Number 5
  • Number of Pages XXII, 790
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Civil Engineering
    Solid Mechanics
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