Dynamics of Structures, 5th edition

  • Anil K. Chopra


Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering.

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering for both students and professional engineers

An expert on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, Anil K. Chopra fills an important niche, explaining the material in an approachable style with his Fifth Edition of Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed, and the presentation is detailed and integrated enough to make the text suitable for self-study.


As a textbook on vibrations and structural dynamics, this book has no competition. The material includes many topics in the theory of structural dynamics, along with applications of this theory to earthquake analysis, response, design, and evaluation of structures, with an emphasis on presenting this often difficult subject in as simple a manner as possible through numerous worked-out illustrative examples. The Fifth Edition includes new sections, figures, and examples, along with relevant updates and revisions.

Table of contents

I. Single Degree of Freedom Systems


1. Equations of Motion, Problem Statement, and Solution Methods

2. Free Vibration

3. Response to Harmonic and Periodic Excitations

4. Response to Arbitrary, Step, and Pulse Excitations

5. Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response

6. Earthquake Response of Linear Systems

7. Earthquake Response of Inelastic Systems

8. Generalized Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems


II. Multi Degree of Freedom Systems


9. Equations of Motion, Problem Statement, and Solution Methods

10. Free Vibration

11. Damping in Structures

12. Dynamic Analysis and Response of Linear Systems

13. Earthquake Analysis of Linear Systems

14. Analysis of Nonclassically Damped Linear Systems

15. Reduction of Degrees of Freedom

16. Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response

17. Systems with Distributed Mass and Elasticity

18. Introduction to the Finite Element Method


III. Earthquake Response, Design, and Evaluation of Multistory Buildings


19. Earthquake Response of Linearly Elastic Buildings

20. Earthquake Analysis and Response of Inelastic Buildings

21. Earthquake Dynamics of Base-Isolated Buildings

22. Structural Dynamics in Building Codes

23. Structural Dynamics in Building Evaluation Guidelines


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Published by Pearson (August 8th 2016) - Copyright © 2017