The content of this excellent publication is primarily intended for three groups of readers. The first group is made by the students and professors in the field of structural and ocean engineering, while the second group consists of practicing engineers and scientists in academic institutions, government laboratories, and industries involved in research on offshore installations, especially fluid-structure-soil interactions.
Finally, the third group of readers includes practicing professional engineers who consider conceptual designs and need to employ dynamic analysis in order to perform correct evaluation of the facilities constructed offshore. The material contained in the pages of this volume was originally worked out by the three contributors and intended to be used for short training courses commonly attended by engineering seniors and graduate students.
However, the volume will also be very useful when used as a reference source and for self-study. The coverage of the different aspects of dynamics is quite impressive and the information is presented in the way making it very easy to understand, this is what made the publication popular among different groups of readers.