This book provides a new viewpoint for the study of vibrations exhibited by mechanical and structural systems. Tight integration of mathematical software makes it possible to address real world complexity in a manner that is readily accessible to the reader. It offers new approaches for discrete system modeling and for analysis of continuous systems. Substantial attention is given to several topics of practical importance, including FFT's experimental modal analysis, substructuring concepts and response of heavily damped and gyroscopic systems.
· Equations of Motion for Discrete Systems · Transient Response of One Degree of Freedom Systems · Steady-State Response to Harmonic Excitation · Modal Analysis of Multi Degree of Freedom Systems · Harmonic Exicatation of Multi Degree of Freedom Systems · Vibration of Elastic Bars: The Ritz Method and the Rayleigh Ratio · Field Descriptions for Vibrating Bars · The Finite Element Method · Substructuring Concepts · Damped Modal Analysis · Modal Analysis of Gyroscopic Systems · Introduction to Rotor dynamics · Calculus of Variations
Mechanical engineers in the automotive, aerospace and HVAC industries
Jerry H. Ginsberg