Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering | Twelve Lectures on Structural Dynamics

Twelve Lectures on Structural Dynamics

Preumont, André

2013, XIV, 305 p. 168 illus., 70 illus. in color.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-6383-8

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-6382-1

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Rigorous treatment of seismic excitation
  • Includes problems at the end of every chapter
  • Solution manual is available through the Author's website
  • Thorough treatment of Lagrangian dynamics

This text addresses the modeling of vibrating systems with the perspective of finding the model of minimum complexity which accounts for the physics of the phenomena at play. The first half of the book (Ch.1-6) deals with the dynamics of discrete and continuous mechanical systems; the classical approach emphasizes the use of Lagrange's equations. The second half of the book (Ch.7-12) deals with more advanced topics, rarely encountered in the existing literature: seismic excitation, random vibration (including fatigue), rotor dynamics, vibration isolation and dynamic vibration absorbers; the final chapter is an introduction to active control of vibrations.

The first part of this text may be used as a one semester course for 3rd year students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering. The second part of the text is intended for graduate classes. A set of problems is provided at the end of every chapter.

The author has a 35 years experience in various aspects of Structural dynamics, both in industry (nuclear and aerospace) and in academia; he was one of the pioneers in the field of active structures. He is the author of several books on random vibration, active structures and structural control.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Continuous Systems - Finite Elements - Lagrangian Dynamics - Random Fatigue - Rotor Dynamics - Seismic Excitation - Vibration Control

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics

Table of contents 


1 Single degree-of-freedom linear oscillator

2 Multiple degree-of-freedom systems

3 Lagrangian dynamics

4 Continuous systems

5 Rayleigh-Ritz method

6 Finite elements

7 Seismic excitation

8 Random vibration

9 Peak factor & random fatigue

10 Rotor dynamics

11 Vibration alleviation|

12 Introduction to active vibration control



Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Engineering Design.