A thorough treatment of vibration theory and its engineering applications, from simple degree to multi degree-of-freedom system. Focuses on the physical aspects of the mathematical concepts necessary to describe the vibration phenomena. Provides many example applications to typical problems faced by practicing engineers. Includes a chapter on computer methods, and an accompanying disk with four basic Fortran programs covering most of the calculations encountered in vibration problems.
Table of Contents :
The SI System of Units.
Chapter 1. Oscillatory Motion.
Chapter 2. Free Vibration.
Chapter 3. Harmonically Excited Vibration.
Chapter 4. Transient Vibration.
Chapter 5. Systems with Two or More Degrees of Freedom.
Chapter 6. Properties of Vibrating Systems.
Chapter 7. Lagrange's Equation.
Chapter 8. Computational Methods.
Chapter 9.Vibration of Continuous Systems.
Chapter 10. Introduction to the Finite Element Method.
Chapter 11. Mode-Summation Procedures for Continuous Systems.
Chapter 12. Classical Methods.
Chapter 13. Random Vibrations.
Chapter 14. Nonlinear Vibrations.
Answers to Selected Problems.