Vibrations of Multi-Degree of Freedom Systems

  • J. Wilson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 10)


In Chapter 2, the vibration of a single degree of freedom system was studied. This is the simplest structural system. Actual structures are, of course, not as simple as this. They behave as lightly damped multi-degree of freedom systems. However, we can apply much from our study of single-degree of freedom systems to multi-degree of freedom systems (or real structures).


Mode Shape Mass Matrix Free Vibration Cantilever Beam Real Structure 
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