3R12. Nonlinearity in Structural Dynamics: Detection, Identification and Modeling. - K Worden and GR Tomlinson (Univ of Sheffield, UK). Inst Phys Publ, Bristol, UK. 2001. 659 pp. ISBN 0-7503-0356-5. $130.00.
Reviewed by K Yagasaki (Dept of Mech and Syst Eng, Gifu Univ, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1193, Japan).
This book provides backgrounds in some techniques for analyzing nonlinear structural dynamical systems and is intended for engineers and scientists in the fields of structural dynamics and nonlinear systems. It is also suitable for postgraduate and senior undergraduate students in these disciplines as a textbook and for expert structural dynamicists as a survey. Many engineering examples are given. As for the mathematics of the reader, calculation of vectors and matrices, and basic knowledge of linear differential equations and Fourier analysis are almost sufficient.
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