Dynamic Analysis

Comprehensive explanations of dynamic analysis techniques for high-rise structures are provided in numerous textbooks, and many universities offer semester-long courses on earthquake engineering that address topics such as seismic wave analysis, dynamic modal analysis, response spectra for single-story and multi-story structures, etc. These topics are beyond the scope of this tutorial. Although there are numerous references available regarding dynamic analysis and seismic design of structures, the following are particularly recommended for structural designers in regions of high seismic activity:

  • Seismic Design Handbook by F. Naeim (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
  • Dynamics of Structures by A. K. Chopra (Prentice Hall)