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On Feb 14, 2006, at 6:56 AM, Gary Hodgson & Associates wrote:

This is what worries me--getting in over my head.
The new Can code requires that you calculate a
building's frequency using dynamic analysis.
I don't think you could do better than going through Irvine's book. The material is to the point without sloppy logic and the examples are wondrously instructive. There's some excellent guidance in techniques of finding natural frequencies, too. I've said before that structural dynamics isn't very intuitive in general, but Irvine does a very good job reasoning from first principles and helps you learn to ask yourself questions so you get smart fairly quickly.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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