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- From: "Will Haynes" <gtg740p(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 18:52:51 -0500
Dynamic analysis of a structure only a few floors high is fairly easy, but as the number of modes increase it becomes fairly complicated. I've used dynamic analysis using a computer program, but verified some of the results by hand. Most of the fundamentals were covered by the typical college level dynamics course.
Will Haynes <gtg740p(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:How many of you have done a dynamic analysis due to earthquakes? Did you pick up doing this on your own or did you take a dynamics class? I have not ever had to do structural dynamics but I know it can be very difficult and I am just wondering if it is something you can pick up on your own if you are required to do it. I figure that most people are using software (SAP etc.) to do the majority of the work but I would like to be able to do it all by hand if I had to. Do you think that most engineers that doing earthquake dynamics really know what they are doing or are they just relying on the computer?Will
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