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Civil Engineering
Howard University
2300 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Phone: (202) 806-7737
FAX: (202) 806-5271

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Taft Broome

Description of Research
Dr. Broome's research is in the area of structural systems. Exact modal analysis of structural systems, each consisting of a beam and various spring/mass oscillators, is presented. The Nicholson and Bergman mathematical model for such systems is considered, but altered by use of the particular integral approach to solve the model in favor of using Green's function. This alteration leads to a computer implementation of the model that runs significantly faster than the Green's function implementation in cases where the number of oscillators is sufficiently large, and it exhibits a reduced tendency to erroneously predict nonexistent closely packed frequencies.
Recent Papers or Publications
Rahul Kumar, P., T. H. Broome, and S. Saigal, "Dynamical Systems with Rigid-Body Degree-of-Freedom Oscillators." ASCE Transactions Journal of Engineering Mechanics: 121(3), 1995.

Broome, T. H., et al., "The Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Future in the Balance." Academe: 81(1), 1995.

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