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Engineering Vibration (3rd Edition)
(40 customer reviews)
Serving as both text and reference manual, this text connects traditional design-oriented topics, the introduction of modal analysis, and the use of MATLAB. The author provides an unequaled combination of the study of conventional vibration with the use of vibration design, analysis and testing in various engineering applications. Special-interest windows utilized throughout the text placed at points where prior or background information summaries are required. Remind readers of essential information pertinent to the text material, preventing them from flipping to previous chapters or reference texts for formulas or other information. Examines topics that reflect some of the recent advances in vibration technology, changes in ABET criteria and the increased importance of both engineering design and modal analysis. Incorporates MATLAB Vibration Toolbox throughout allowing readers to conduct and explore vibration analysis. Toolbox offers professional quality computer analyses including basics, introduction to model analysis with actual experimental data files and finite elements. Readers are challenged with over 65 computer problems (645 problems in all) including use of manufacture's design charts, measurement analysis, and matrix eigenvalue computing for frequencies and modes. Ideal for readers with an interest in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #698839 in Books
- Published on: 2007-05-19
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.40" h x 1.10" w x 7.10" l, 2.49 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 688 pages
From the Publisher
The goal of this text is to combine the study of traditional introductory vibration with the use of vibration design, analysis and testing in engineering practice. This text represents an integration of traditional topics with a design emphasis, the introduction of modal analysis, and the inclusion of a professional quality software package.
From the Back Cover
Key Benefit: This book combines the study of traditional introductory vibration with the use of vibration design, analysis and testing in engineering practice. Key Topics: Studies vibrations for in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering or mechanics.
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By Brandon Smith
It's a textbook...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
good book but has a fair amount of typos
By Christopher M Steele
Inman's book (4th Ed) presents the topics in a cogent manner. The use of software like Matlab, Mathcad, and Mathematica in the book is very good. The examples in the book are also very good. The only drawback to the book is the presence of a fair amount of typos. In a 4th edition one would have thought this would be under better control from a quality perspective. The book would have gotten 5 stars if this was not an issue.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Great introductory text to vibrations
Used this for a course in vibrations recently. I feel it is a great book for introducing vibrations. It obviously is not meant for graduate level and it does not get very theoretical with derivations and such. I will admit the course I took only covered the first 4 chapters, so I can't really comment on the rest of the book, but those chapters include everything from basic spring/mass systems to different forcing functions applied to systems and finally to multiple degrees of freedom (all of these with and without damping).
What I liked about the book is the orderly way it presented the material. Most of the sections started with derivations of the equations for different systems and the solutions for them depending on the type of forcing function. At the end of each section there is usually a nice summary of what was done with all the equations that were derived as well as a few worked out examples. I especially liked the summary at the end of the modal analysis section (I think chapter 4) that tells you step-by-step how to do it, since I was a bit confused trying to follow the pages of derivations beforehand and put it all together.
Overall, it is a great book for an undergraduate course or anyone needing to learn vibrations with no previous knowledge on the subject. This isn't a graduate level text or meant for anyone with more than a course or two of vibrations under their belt.