Until now, information on the dynamic loading of structures has been widely scattered. No other book has examined the different types of loading in a comprehensive and systematic manner, and looked at their signficance in the design process. The book begins with a survey of the probabilistic background to all forms of loads, which is particularly important to dynamic loads, and then looks at the main types in turn: wind, earthquake, wave, blast and impact loading. The relevant code provisions (Eurocode and UBC American) are detailed and a number of examples are used to illustrate the principles. A final section covers the analysis for dynamic loading, drawing out the concepts underlying the treatment of all dynamic loads, and the corresponding modelling techniques. Throughout there is a focus on the modelling of structures, rather than on classical structural dynamics.
Table of Contents
Preface. Probabilistic Basis and Code Format for Loading. Wind Loading. Earthquake Loading. Wave and Current Loading. Blast and Impact Loading. Other Dynamic Loads: Traffic and Moving Loads on Bridges. Machine-Induced Vibrations. Human-Induced Vibrations. Deterministic Analysis for Dynamic Loading. Random Vibration.