Vibration Dynamics and Control

Hardcover | December 17, 2008

byGiancarlo Genta

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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.

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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 subseque...

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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 bo...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:880 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:December 17, 2008Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387795790

ISBN - 13:9780387795799

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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.

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From the reviews:"The book is composed of 30 chapters, subdivided into three parts. . The bibliography is excellent including 173 references for general mechanical vibrations, 26 references for nonlinear and chaotic vibrations and 26 references for dynamics of rotating and reciprocating machines. In addition the index seems well suited for the subject matter presented in the text. This text is very appropriate for graduate level studies in vibration and machine design; and is perfect as a reference for mechanical engineers involved with the design of machine elements." (Reginald H. Keith, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 57 (2), 2009)"This book . presents a profound theoretical background of general vibration mechanics and control for linear dynamics of discrete systems and analysis of the dynamic behaviour of continuous system. . The work is intended for wide audience: this would include specialists in vibration dynamics and control, students in a range of mechanical, aeronautical and mechatronic specialties. . it is also useful for design engineers . . equally addressed to applied mathematicians and physicists working in the field of control theory and mechanics." (Jan Lovísek, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1160, 2009)"This book is an excellent professional reference for students and engineers as well as academicians in order to grasp mechanical vibration and control fundamentals. . author has done an excellent job of trying to include all aspects of vibration and structural dynamics. It is interesting to note some of the features . as extra details for academic purposes. The features are the short preface for each chapter and remarks and examples throughout the chapter in addition to the exercises at the end of each chapter." (Hanim Salleh, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 17 (4), 2012)