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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427319

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  • This new edition explains how vibrations can be used in a broad spectrum of applications and how to meet the challenges faced by engineers and system designers. The text integrates linear and nonlinear systems, and covers the time domain and the frequency domain, responses to harmonic and transient excitations, and discrete and continuous system models. It focuses on modeling, analysis, prediction, and measurement to provide a complete understanding of the underlying physical vibratory phenomena and their relevance for engineering design. Knowledge is put into practice through numerous examples with real-world applications in a range of disciplines, detailed design guidelines applicable to various vibratory systems, and over forty online interactive graphics which provide a visual summary of system behaviors and enable students to carry out their own parametric studies. Some thirteen new tables act as a quick reference for self-study, detailing key characteristics of physical systems and summarizing important results. This is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate courses in vibration analysis, and a valuable reference for practicing engineers.

    • Contains numerous examples with practical real-world applications
    • Includes design guidelines that can be applied to a range of vibratory systems
    • Thirteen new tables summarise key characteristics and results, acting as a quick reference for self-study
    • Over forty online interactive graphics (referred to throughout the book) provide a visual summary of system behaviors
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Vibrations is a brilliant and polished presentation of vibration understanding and analyses for a very broad spectrum of dynamical engineering system applications and readers. If I could own only one book on vibration, this would be my choice.' C. Dan Mote, Jr, National Academy of Engineering

    'A comprehensive treatment of engineering vibrations, written by eminent researchers in the field, notable for its treatment of both linear and nonlinear vibrations using techniques from the frequency and time domains.' Michael J. Leamy, Georgia Institute of Technology

    'The authors' research, augmented by their considerable experience as leading scientists in mechanical vibrations, offers a unique and crucial perspective for future mechanical and structural engineers. This book's elegant style and nice illustrations will prove extremely beneficial to such engineers, helping solve a great variety of vibration problems coming from new industrial products.' Haiyan Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology

    'This is a very well-written book with clear explanations and good examples for the readers to connect theory with practice. Integrating principles of linear and nonlinear vibrations throughout the book in a balanced manner is a great idea.' Kon-Well Wang, University of Michigan

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427319
    • length: 750 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 192 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.74kg
    • contains: 240 b/w illus. 31 tables 218 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Modeling of vibratory systems
    3. Single degree-of-freedom systems: governing equations
    4. Single degree-of-freedom system: free-response characteristics
    5. Single degree-of-freedom systems subjected to periodic excitations
    6. Single degree-of-freedom systems subjected to transient excitations
    7. Multiple degree-of-freedom systems: governing equations, natural frequencies, and mode shapes
    8. Multiple degree-of-freedom systems: general solution for response and forced oscillations
    9. Vibrations of beams.

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    Balakumar Balachandran, University of Maryland, College Park
    Balakumar Balachandran is a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has authored and co-authored many books, chapters, and journal articles related to the dynamics of vibrations, and he has several patents to his credit. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

    Edward B. Magrab, University of Maryland, College Park
    Edward B. Magrab is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has extensive experience in analytical and experimental analysis of vibrations and acoustics, serving as an engineering consultant to over twenty companies and authoring or co-authoring a number of books on vibrations, noise control, instrumentation, integrated product design, MATLAB, and Mathematica. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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