Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering


Authors: Gopinath R, Sudhakar S

ISBN: 9788195268795

Copy Right Year: 2021

Pages:  286

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Yes Dee Publishing

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This book is written based on the syllabus framed by Anna University, Chennai for the subject “Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering”, for Undergraduate Civil Engineering students. Also, the concepts of structural dynamics and seismic resistant design of RC structures as per Indian Standards will be highly beneficial for students pursuing M.E. (Structural) program. The key features of the book includes

  • Simplified explanation about the concepts of structural dynamics with numerous solved problems.
  • Illustrations of basic seismology and the theories related to it through neat sketches.
  • Seismic behavior of structures are explained clearly with the help of numerous research articles published on this topic in various reputed journals.

Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 2 cm

Table of Content

Chapter 1 Single Degree of Freedom System

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Types of Vibration

1.3 Degree of Freedom

1.4 FormulationofEquationofMotionofSDOFSystem

1.5 D’Alembert’sPrinciple

1.6 Response Exhibited by Undamped SDOF System Subjected to Free


1.7 Response Exhibited by Damped SDOF System Subjected to Free


1.8 Response Exhibited by Undamped SDOF Systems Subjected to Harmonic

Force, f(t) = fo sin ωt

1.9 Response Exhibited by Damped SDOF Systems Subjected to Harmonic

Force, f(t) = fo sin ωt

1.10 Response Exhibited by SDOF System Subjected to Periodic Force

1.11 Derivation of Duhamel’s Integral for Damped SDOF Subjected to Arbitrary


Solved Problems (1.1 to 1.16)

Chapter 2 Multi Degree of Freedom System

2.1 Two Degree of Freedom System

2.2 Free Vibration of Undamped Two Degree of Freedom System

2.3 Orthogonality of Modes

2.4 Modal Expansion of Displacements

2.5 Modal Analysis of Undamped MDOF System Subjected to Excitation

2.6 Classical andNon-classicalDamping

2.7 Modal Analysis of Damped MDOF Systems Subjected to Exciting Force,


2.8 Systems with Different Spring Arrangements

Solved Problems (2.1 to 2.7)

Chapter 3 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering

3.1 Earthquake Terminology

3.2 Seismogram

3.2.1 Seismic Zoning of India

3.3 TheEarthandIts Interior

3.4 GeologicalFaults

3.5 Plate Tectonic Theory

3.6 Elastic Rebound Theory

3.7 SeismicWaves

3.8 Earthquake Parameters

Chapter 4 Earthquake Effects on Structures

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Structural Irregularities

4.2.1 Irregularities in the Horizontal Configurations of Structures

4.2.2 Vertical Irregularities in Structures

4.3 Influence of Masonry infilled Frames on the Seismic Response of


4.3.1 Short Column Effect

4.3.2 Soft Storey Effect

4.4 SeismicBehavior ofSteelStructures

4.4.1 Seismic Behavior of Braced Frame

4.5 Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Structures During Earthquakes

4.6 Bauschinger Effect

4.7 Pinching Behavior .

4.7.1 Elasto-plastic Behavior

4.7.2 Strength-hardening Behavior

4.7.3 Stiffness Degradation Behavior

4.8 Lessons Learnt from Past Devastating Earthquakes

4.9 Response Spectrum Method

4.9.1 Construction of Response Spectrum

4.9.2 Characteristics of Response Spectrum

4.10 Design Spectrum

4.10.1 Construction of Design Spectrum

4.11 Evaluation of Earthquake Forces as per IS 1893 (Part 1)2016

4.11.1 Equivalent Static Method

Solved Problem (4.1)


Chapter 5 Concepts of Earthquake Resistant Design

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Behavior of Masonry Structures to Seismic Loads

5.2.1 Reinforced Masonry Structures

5.2.2 Categories of Masonry Walls

5.2.3 Masonry InfilledRCFrames

5.2.4 ConfinedMasonry

5.2.5 Guidelines Stipulated in IS 4326 (2013) for Seismic Resistant


5.2.6 IS 4326 Guidelines for the Construction of Earthquake Resistant


5.3 Various Aspects of Earthquake Resistant Design of RC Structures

5.4 Lateral Force Resisting Systems

5.5 Strong ColumnWeakBeamDesignPhilosophy

5.5.1 Capacity Based Design Philosophy

5.6 Codal Provisions Stipulated in IS 139202016

5.6.1 Beams

5.6.2 Columns

5.6.3 Beamcolumn Joint


About The Authors

Dr. R. Gopinath is Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering Tindivanam (A Constituent college of Anna University, Chennai), Tindivanam. He received his B.E. degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy in 2000 and M.Tech in Ocean Technology and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2009. He received Institute Merit Prize from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for achieving best academic record in M.Tech Program. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2016. He has more than twelve years of teaching experience. Prior to teaching, he has served M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore as Engineer (Civil) for four years and executed several minor and major civil works in the Department of Civil Maintenance, Helicopter Division, HAL, Bangalore.

Dr. S. Sudhakar is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, R.M.K. Engineering College, Chennai. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Annamalai University, and Master’s degree in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from Anna University and Doctorate from the Indian Institude of Technology, Madras. He has 19 years of teaching experience. He has also published several papers in technical journals and conference proceedings.


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