This work is an elementary but comprehensive textbook which provides
the latest updates in the fields of Earthquake Engineering, Dynamics
of Structures, Seismology and Seismic Design, introducing relevant new
topics to the fields such as the Neodeterministic method. Its main
purpose is to illustrate the application of energy methods and the
analysis in the frequency domain with the corresponding visualization
in the Gauss-Argant plan. However, emphasis is also given to the
applications of numerical methods for the solution of the equation of
motion and to the ground motion selection to be used in time history
analysis of structures. As supplementary materials, this book provides
“OPENSIGNAL", a rare and unique software for ground motion selection
and processing that can be used by professionals to select the correct
earthquake records that would run in the nonlinear analysis.
The book contains clear illustrations and figures to describe the
subject in an intuitive way. It uses simple language and terminology
and the math is limited only to cases where it is essential to
understand the physical meaning of the system.
Therefore, it is suitable also for those readers who approach these
subjects for the first time and who only have a basic understanding of
mathematics (linear algebra) and static analysis of structures.