Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice: An Engineering Handbook

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 08.01.2008 - 420 Seiten

This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, testing and control aspects of structural dynamics and vibration, as practised in industry today.

Written by an expert engineer of over 40 years experience, the book comprehensively opens up the dynamic behavior of structures and provides engineers and students with a comprehensive practice based understanding of the key aspects of this key engineering topic.

Written with the needs of engineers of a wide range of backgrounds in mind, this book will be a key resource for those studying structural dynamics and vibration at undergraduate level for the first time in aeronautical, mechanical, civil and automotive engineering. It will be ideal for laboratory classes and as a primer for readers returning to the subject, or coming to it fresh at graduate level.

It is a guide for students to keep and for practicing engineers to refer to: its worked example approach ensures that engineers will turn to Thorby for advice in many engineering situations.

  • Presents students and practitioners in all branches of engineering with a unique structural dynamics resource and primer, covering practical approaches to vibration engineering while remaining grounded in the theory of the topic
  • Written by a leading industry expert, with a worked example lead approach for clarity and ease of understanding
  • Makes the topic as easy to read as possible, omitting no steps in the development of the subject; covers computer based techniques and finite elements
 

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Inhalt

Classical Methods
29
Response in the Time Domain
45
Response in the Frequency Domain
77
Chapter 5 Damping
99
Chapter 6 Introduction to Multidegreeoffreedom Systems
119
Chapter 7 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
159
Chapter 8 Vibration of Structures
181
Chapter 9 Fourier Transformation and Related Topics
237
Chapter 11 Vibration Reduction
325
Chapter 12 Introduction to SelfExcited Systems
347
Chapter 13 Vibration testing
367
Appendix A A Short Table of Laplace Transforms
387
Appendix B Calculation of Flexibility Influence Coefficients
389
Appendix C Acoustic Spectra
393
Index
397
Urheberrecht

Chapter 10 Random Vibration
267

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Über den Autor (2008)

Retired Aeronautical engineer, ex-senior dynamics engineer at British Aerospace. The author has 40 years of experience of structural dynamics and vibration in the British and American aerospace industries (structural dynamicist for the US Harrier; T45 US Navy Hawk trainer; Lockheed-Martin JSF). This included five years as the UK representative on the Structures and Materials Panel of NATO’s Advisory Group for Aerospace Research & Development (AGARD).

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