Structural Motion Engineering

  • Jerome Connor
  • Simon Laflamme

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
    Pages 1-29
  3. Passive Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 33-73
    3. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 75-140
    4. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 141-197
    5. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 199-278
    6. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 279-344
  4. Active and Semi-Active Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 347-386
    3. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 387-481
    4. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 483-544
    5. Jerome Connor, Simon Laflamme
      Pages 545-599
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 601-619

About this book


This innovative volume provides a systematic treatment of the basic concepts and computational procedures for structural motion design and engineering for civil installations. The authors illustrate the application of motion control to a wide spectrum of buildings through many examples. Topics covered include optimal stiffness distributions for building-type structures, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, linear control, and nonlinear control. The book's primary objective is the satisfaction of motion-related design requirements, such as restrictions on displacement and acceleration. The book is ideal for practicing engineers and graduate students.

This book also:

·         Broadens practitioners' understanding of structural motion control, the enabling technology for motion-based design

·         Provides readers the tools to satisfy requirements of modern, ultra-high strength materials that lack corresponding stiffness, where the motion requirements control the design

·         Equips engineers and designers to adapt to more-excitable, contemporary structures that experience more structural motion under service loading

·         Explains the severe design constraints attending structures such as micro-device and semiconductor manufacturing centers in which the environment must be virtually motion free

·         Illustrates motion-based energy absorption mechanisms as a cost-effective alternative over inelastic deformation to dissipate energy and control structural response

·         Features nearly 400 figures


Active and Semi-Active Control Advanced Control Theory Base Isolation Systems Linear Control Motion Based Design Motion Free Structure Design Passive Damping Structural Control Dynamics Structural Motion Control Tuned Mass Damper Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerome Connor
    • 1
  • Simon Laflamme
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06280-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06281-5
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