general - the study of structures where the effects of time-dependent inertia are important.
free vibrations and natural frequencies - the dynamic motion of structures resulting from specified initial conditions in the absence of any forcing function.
forced vibrations - the dynamic motion of structures resulting from time varying forcing functions.
damping - any mechanism that dissipates energy, important in dynamic analysis.
acoustics - the study of the behaviour of sound in solids and fluids.
seismic analysis - the study of the behaviour of structures under earthquake-induced forces.
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