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Vibration of Mechanical Systems

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  • Date Published: May 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107694170

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  • This is a textbook for a first course in mechanical vibrations. There are many books in this area that try to include everything, thus they have become exhaustive compendiums overwhelming for the undergraduate. In this book, all the basic concepts in mechanical vibrations are clearly identified and presented in a concise and simple manner with illustrative and practical examples. Vibration concepts include a review of selected topics in mechanics; a description of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems in terms of equivalent mass, equivalent stiffness, and equivalent damping; a unified treatment of various forced response problems (base excitation and rotating balance); an introduction to systems thinking, highlighting the fact that SDOF analysis is a building block for multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) and continuous system analyses via modal analysis; and a simple introduction to finite element analysis to connect continuous system and MDOF analyses. There are more than 60 exercise problems, and a complete solutions manual. The use of MATLAB® software is emphasized.

    • A concise presentation focusing on the most important issues
    • Important mathematical topics are carefully reviewed
    • Includes sixty exercises and a solutions manual
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107694170
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 225 b/w illus. 2 tables 60 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Equivalent single degree of freedom system and free vibration
    2. Vibration of a single degree of freedom system under constant and purely harmonic excitation
    3. Responses of a SDOF spring-mass-damper system to periodic and arbitrary forces
    4. Vibration of two degrees of freedom systems
    5. Finite and infinite (continuous) dimensional systems
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C.

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    • Dynamics and Vibrations in Structural Design
    • Mechanical Vibration
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    Alok Sinha, Pennsylvania State University
    Alok Sinha is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (PSU), University Park. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. He has been a PSU faculty member since August 1983. His areas of teaching and research are vibration, control systems, jet engines, robotics, neural networks and nanotechnology. He is the author of Linear Systems: Optimal and Robust Control. He has served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and as a researcher at Pratt and Whitney, E. Hartford, CT. He has also been an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. At present, he serves as Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery and the AIAA Journal. Alok Sinha is also a Fellow of ASME, and has received a NASA Certificate of Recognition for Significant Contribution to the Space Shuttle Microgravity Mission.

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