Structural Dynamics @ 2000: Current Status and Future Directions
Structural Dynamics @ 2000 presents a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of Structural Dynamics, stemming from a week long Forum held in the ... Show synopsis Structural Dynamics @ 2000 presents a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of Structural Dynamics, stemming from a week long Forum held in the USA in April 1999. The book contains a set of essays that describe and analyse the current technology of Structural Dynamics, and a series of authoritative reviews of the major areas within the subject, aimed at presenting the state-of-the-art of the whole field, resulting in a critical assessment concerning the future direction that the subject and its community should follow. The outcome of the discussion serves to provide researchers and sponsors alike with a set of highly developed and cogent arguments that justify the work planned for future years. Covering developing technologies such as modal updating, emerging technologies such as smart materials and the image and culture of structural dynamics, the book helps to prioritise the most critical tasks to be undertaken within this field and raises the priority of structural dynamics alongside other disciplines that might be competing for the same funds. The contributions are written by a range of international authors and brought together by two of the foremost experts in the field.