Synopses & Reviews
Vibration Dynamics and Control summarizes the fundamentals of the mechanics of vibrations and provides the necessary theoretical background for the subject while also presenting real-life design applications. The material also includes problem sets for use by students and practicing design engineers. Organized for classroom use, this book is comprised of thirty concise chapters. The first part addresses the dynamics of linear, time invariant systems, including basic concepts of linear dynamics of discrete systems, an introduction to the dynamics of controlled structural systems, and analysis of the dynamic behavior of continuous system using discretization techniques. The second part focuses on the study of nonlinear and non-time invariant systems, and stresses the practical aspects of these subjects. The third part incorporates applied aspects of vibration mechanics, such as the dynamics of rotating machines and reciprocating machines. With a unified approach, consistent use of symbols and terminology, and an emphasis on practical applications, Vibration Dynamics and Control is accessible to students and in a range of mechanical, aeronautical, and mechatronic specialties. It is also suitable as a reference work for design engineers specializing in rotor dynamics, torsional vibration, modal analysis, nonlinear mechanics, and controlled systems. An Instructor's Manual with additional supporting material is available to instructors using the book as a required textbook via a link in the right-hand column.
The book can be used not only as a reference, but also as a graduate-level text, as it develops the subject from its foundations and contains problems and solutions for each chapter. The book begins with a discussion of vibrations in linear systems with one degree of freedom, providing a mathematical and physical basis for the subsequent chapters. Linear systems with many degrees of freedom serve to introduce the modal analysis of vibrations as well as some useful computational procedures. The book then turns to continuous linear systems, discussing both analytical solutions that provide physical insights as well as discretization techniques that supply tools for actual computation. The discussion of nonlinear vibrations includes a treatment of chaotic vibrations and other new insights. The book concludes with detailed discussions of the dynamics of rotating and reciprocating machinery. This book includes modernized notation, both the classical approach to vibration and the modern approach through dynamical systems theory, and the most recent developments in the field. To make the material accessible to students, topics are covered in a number of small and concise chapters.
This comprehensive text discusses both the classical approach to vibration and the modern approach through dynamical systems theory. It includes modernized notation, recent developments in the field, case studies and problems set for students.
Table of Contents
PART I: Dynamics of Linear, Time Invarient Systems.
Conservative Discrete Vibrating Systems. Equations in the Time, Frequency and Laplace Domains. Damped Discrete Vibrating Systems. Free Vibration of Conservative Systems. Free Vibration of Damped Systems. Forced Response in the Frequency Domain. Response to Nonperiodic Excitation. Short Account of Random Vibrations. Reductin of the Number of Degrees of Freedom. Controlled Linear Systems. Vibration of Beams. General Continuous Linear Systems. Discretization of Continuous Systems. The Finite Element Method. Dynamics of Multibody Systems. Vibrating Systems in a Moving Reference Frame.- PART II: Dynamics of Nonlinear and Time Variant Systems.
Free Motion of Conservative Nonlinear Systems. Forced Response of Conservative Nonlinear Systems. Free Motion of Damped Nonlinear Systems. Forced Response of Damped Nonlinear Systems. Time Variant and Autoparametric Systems.- PART III: Dynamics of Rotating and Reciprocating Machinery.
Dynamics of Multi-Degrees of Freedom Rotors. Nonisotropic Rotating Machines. Nonlinear Rotors. Dynamic Problems of Rotating Machines. Rotor Balancing. Torsional Vibration of Crankshifts. Vibration Control in Reciprocating Machines. Solution Methods.