Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations
Theory and Methods, Second Edition
CRC Press – 2014 – 662 pages
CRC Press – 2014 – 662 pages
What they said about the first edition
Very well written and … can be recommended for graduate research level students as well as practising engineers".
- Journal of Structural Engineering
Useful for engineers and physicists interested in vibration theory and applications. Throughout … there is a good balance of time- and frequency-domain methods".
- Applied Mechanics Reviews
This heavily revised second edition continues the first edition’s dual focus on the mathematical theory and the practical aspects of engineering vibrations analysis and measurement, making it an invaluable reference for advanced students and professionals working in the field.
The book is divided into two parts. Part one considers the theory and methods of engineering vibrations in order of increasing complexity, from free- and forced-vibrations of single-degree-of-freedom systems, multiple-degree-of-freedom systems and continuous systems, to modal analysis, stochastic processes and random vibrations – also including a number of worked-out examples in every chapter. Part two deals specifically with the measurement of vibrations in real-world applications, illustrating the main ideas involved in the measurement process and providing guidelines and suggestions on how to accomplish this task by electronic means. A comprehensive description of the required hardware is provided.
It now includes new material on vibration isolation, a revised chapter on probability and statistics and new material on stochastic processes, digital filtering and digital signal processing. Technological aspects have been brought up to date with the latest developments in the field, including details on the most recent sensors made in MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) silicon-based technology.
'The book is very well written and could be considered as quite different from earlier books on the topic, and can be recommended for graduate research level students as well as practicing engineers.' - Journal of Structural Engineering
'An excellent addition to the literature. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.' - Choice
'This reviewer recommends this book strongly for use in universities libraries and laboratories involved in vibration measurements.' - Applied Mechanics Reviews
'The book is well written and structured, and is a good reference book' - The Structural Engineer
Theory and Methods. Review of Some Fundamentals. Mathematical Preliminaries. Analytical Dynamics. Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) Systems. More SDOF – Transient Response and Approximate Methods. Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom (MDOF) Systems. More MDOF Systems – Forced Vibrations and Response Analysis. Continuous or Distributed Parameters Systems. MDOF and Continuous Systems – Approximate Methods. Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA). Probability and Statistics: Preliminaries to Random Vibrations. Stochastic Processes and Random Vibrations Measuring Instrumentation. Basic Concepts of Measurement and Measuring Instrumentation. Motion and Vibration Transducers. Signal Conditioning and Data Acquisition.