Modern Vibrations Primer provides up-to-date material not only on fundamental methods of analysis, but on practical applications in industry. It illustrates methods for reducing complex engineering problems to manageable, analytical models. It emphasizes the understanding of the physical mechanisms involved in vibration problems and processes, and offers a unique, contemporary approach that integrates the use of computers.
The author first builds a foundation, presenting engineering analysis concepts from the ground up, then advances to problem solving, design prediction, and trouble shooting. He restores some of the practical topics omitted by texts that are more theoretical, including autonomous oscillations, flow-induced vibrations, and parametric excitation.
In an easy-to-read, lecture-like format, with "just-in-time" presentation of the necessary math and physics, Modern Vibrations Primer offers the ideal vehicle for engineering professionals and students to acquire tools they need for coping with the complexities of vibrational effects.
• Supplies engineers with tools needed for contemporary field diagnostics
• Converts problems into standard, PC-workable forms
• Explores modern applications, such as autonomous oscillations, flow-induced vibrations, and parametric excitation
• Presents subjects in a readable, progressive format