Structural Motion Engineering by Jerome ConnorStructural Motion Engineering by Jerome Connor

Structural Motion Engineering

byJerome Connor, SIMON LAFLAMME

Hardcover | July 18, 2014

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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 the satisfaction of motion-related design requirements such as restrictions on displacement and acceleration and seeks the optimal deployment of material stiffness and motion control devices to achieve these design targets as well as satisfy constraints on strength. The book is ideal for practicing engineers and graduate students.
Dr. Jerome Connor is Professor of Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Simon Laflamme is Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University.
Title:Structural Motion EngineeringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:619 pagesPublished:July 18, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319062808

ISBN - 13:9783319062808

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part 1. Passive Control.- Optimal Stiffness Distribution-Static Loading.- Optimal Stiffness/Damping for Dynamic Loading.- Optimal Passive Damping Distribution.- Tuned Mass Damper Systems.- Base Isolation Systems.- Part 2. Active and Semi-Active Control.- Applications of Active Control.- Structural Control Dynamics.- Linear Control.- Advanced Control Theory.