Vibration of Continuous Systems by Arthur W. LeissaVibration of Continuous Systems by Arthur W. Leissa

Vibration of Continuous Systems

byArthur W. Leissa, Mohamad S. Qatu

Hardcover | May 26, 2011

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Written by experts in the field, Vibrations of Continuous Systems expalins the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide.


  • Transverse vibrations of strings
  • Longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars
  • Beam vibrations
  • Membrane vibrations
  • Plate vibrations
  • Shell vibrations
  • Vibrations of three-dimensional bodies
  • Vibrations of composite continuous systems
Arthur W. Leissa, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ohio State University. He served as an Editor-in-Chief (1993-2008) of Applied Mechanics Reviews, the top international journal publishing review articles in applied mechanics. Mohamad S. Qatu, Ph.D., is a professor of Mechanical Engineering a...
Title:Vibration of Continuous SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:May 26, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071714790

ISBN - 13:9780071714792

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Transverse Vibrations of Strings
Chapter 3. Longitudinal and Torsional Vibrations of Bars
Chapter 4. Beam Vibrations
Chapter 5. Membrane Vibrations
Chapter 6. Plate Vibrations
Chapter 7. Shell Vibrations
Chapter 8. Vibrations of Three-Dimensional Bodies
Chapter 9. Vibrations of Composite Continuous Systems
Appendix A. Summary of One Degree-of-Freedom Vibrations (with Viscous Damping)
Appendix B. Bessel Functions: Some Useful Information
Appendix C. Hyperbolic Functions: Some Useful Relations