Introduction to Structural Dynamics

  • Srinivasan ChandrasekaranEmail author
Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 9)


This chapter deals with introduction to structural dynamics and its application to offshore structures. Basics of single-degree of freedom are discussed to highlight the conventional mathematical model of single-degree of freedom. Free vibration analysis and forced vibration analysis are discussed with focus on few important dynamic characteristics of the single and multi-degrees of freedom models. Solved numerical examples of determining natural frequencies and mode shapes of different mathematical model of single and multi-degrees of freedom systems are included.


Single-degree of freedom Multi-degrees of freedom Undamped free vibration Damped free vibration Forced vibration Structural damping Half-power method Influence coefficient method Dunkerley method Stodola method Mode superposition Static correction Missing mass correction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ocean EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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