Structural Dynamics with Applications in Earthquake and Wind Engineering

  • Konstantin Meskouris
  • Christoph Butenweg
  • Klaus-G. Hinzen
  • Rüdiger Höffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Konstantin Meskouris
    Pages 1-95
  3. Klaus-G. Hinzen
    Pages 97-151
  4. Konstantin Meskouris, Christoph Butenweg, Klaus-G. Hinzen, Rüdiger Höffer
    Pages 153-196
  5. Linda Giresini, Christoph Butenweg
    Pages 197-358
  6. Christoph Butenweg, Britta Holtschoppen
    Pages 359-481
  7. Francesca Lupi, Hans-Jürgen Niemann, Rüdiger Höffer
    Pages 483-552

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory of structural dynamics, highlighting practical issues and illustrating applications with a large number of worked out examples. In the spirit of “learning by doing” it encourages readers to apply immediately these methods by means of the software provided, allowing them to become familiar with the broad field of structural dynamics in the process.

The book is primarily focused on practical applications. Earthquake resistant design is presented in a holistic manner, discussing both the underlying geophysical concepts and the latest engineering design methods and illustrated by fully worked out examples based on the newest structural codes. The spectral characteristics of turbulent wind processes and the main analysis methods in the field of structural oscillations due to wind gusts and vortex shedding are also discussed and applications illustrated by realistic examples of slender chimney structures. 

The user‐friendly software employed is downloadable and can be readily used by readers to tackle their own problems.


Eurocode 8 Seismic Hazard Seismology Site Effects Structural Dynamics Earthquake Design Silo and Tank Design Industrial Facilities Masonry Structures Gust Wind Response Vortex Resonance Spectral Analysis Eurocode 1 Part 1-4

Authors and affiliations

  • Konstantin Meskouris
    • 1
  • Christoph Butenweg
    • 2
  • Klaus-G. Hinzen
    • 3
  • Rüdiger Höffer
    • 4
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Baustatik und BaudynamikRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.FH Aachen—University of Applied SciencesAachenGermany
  3. 3.Erdbebenstation Bensberg, Institut für Geologie und MineralogieUniversität zu KölnBergisch GladbachGermany
  4. 4.Fakultät für Bau- und UmweltingenieurwissenschaftenRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-57548-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-57550-5
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