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Structural Motion Engineering Hardcover – 18 Jul 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 is the satisfaction of motion-related design requirements, such as restrictions on displacement and acceleration. The book is ideal for practicing engineers and graduate students.

This book also:

·         Broadens practitioners' understanding of structural motion control, the enabling technology for motion-based design

·         Provides readers the tools to satisfy requirements of modern, ultra-high strength materials that lack corresponding stiffness, where the motion requirements control the design

·         Equips engineers and designers to adapt to more-excitable, contemporary structures that experience more structural motion under service loading

·         Explains the severe design constraints attending structures such as micro-device and semiconductor manufacturing centers in which the environment must be virtually motion free

·         Illustrates motion-based energy absorption mechanisms as a cost-effective alternative over inelastic deformation to dissipate energy and control structural response

·         Features nearly 400 figures

About the Author

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.

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