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Complete mathematical formulations and numerical procedures for topics presented
Design guidelines and examples based on current official codes
Consideration of smart structures on a variety of foundations
Discussion of the use of smart structures with passive or semi-active devices
Designed for self-teaching, the text emphasizes essential information on structural formulations, mechanism of control systems, and numerical algorithms. It also provides step-by-step numerical examples to illustrate mathematical formulations and interpret physical representations, enabling readers to understand the forumulae vis-à-vis their applications. Each chapter comprehensively explores a specific topic, from smart structure systems currently in use, to case studies utilizing simulated earthquake data.
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