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Engineering Vibration, Second Edition
(6 customer reviews)
For one/two-semester introductory courses in vibration for undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Serving as both text and reference manual, this book connects traditional design-oriented topics, the introduction of modal analysis, and the use of MATLABA (R), MathcadA (R), or MathematicaA (R). The author provides an unequaled combination of the study of conventional vibration with the use of vibration design, computation, analysis and testing in various engineering applications.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1123491 in Books
- Published on: 2000-08-25
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.60" h x 1.17" w x 7.48" l, 2.41 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 621 pages
From the Back Cover
This text presents material common to a first course in vibration and the integration of computational software packages into the development of the text material (specifically makes use of MATLAB, MathCAD, and Mathematica). This allows solution of difficult problems, provides training in the use of codes commonly used in industry, encourages students to experiment with equations of vibration by allowing easy "what if" solutions. This also allows students to make precision response plots, computation of frequencies, damping ratios, and mode shapes. This encourages students to learn vibration in an interactive way, to solidify the design components of vibration and to integrate nonlinear vibration problems earlier in the text. The text explicitly addresses design by grouping design related topics into a single chapter and using optimization, and it connects the computation of natural frequencies and mode shapes to the standard eigenvalue problem, providing efficient and expert computation of the modal properties of a system. In addition, the text covers modal testing methods, which are typically not discussed in competing texts.
- Integration of computational software to include Mathematica and MathCAD as well as MATLAB in each chapter, updated Engineering Vibration Toolbox and web site.
- Integration of the numerical simulation and computing into each topic by chapter
- Nonlinear considerations added at the end of each early chapter through simulation
- Additional problems and examples
- Updated solutions manual available on CD for use in teaching
- Uses "windows" to remind the reader of relevant facts outside the flow of the text development
- Introduces modal analysis (both theoretical and experimental)
- Introduces dynamic finite element analysis
- Separate chapter on design and special sections to emphasize design in vibration
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great book, nice clear examples.
Great, book. One of the better engineering textbooks I have used. Covers the basics of vibrations and is a nice reference to keep around.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Outstanding Text and Reference Book
By Jerry DesRochers
I am currently teaching the introductory course in Mechanical Vibrations at California State University, Fullerton, and chose Dr. Inman's book after evaluating several different texts. The material is well organized, there are numerous practical examples, and the book is easy to read. The book contains substantial material on nonlinear vibrations, and numerical solutions, items that are of immense practical importance. Methods of solution are covered in three different software packages, MathCAD, MATLAB and Mathematica, which, when combined with the quantity of homework problems, allows the Instructor to tailor the class to his or her own preferences.
Additionally, I am also a practicing engineer, currently employed by a manufacturer of vibration exciters, and have found the material on vibration testing to be accurate and informative. This makes the book valuable as a reference, as well as a textbook.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By J.T. Sawicki
I think that it is a great textbook, which gives students a good balance between the theory and practice, with the nice emphasis of computer capabilities in the area of vibration. I like it very much and I am sure that many students in this country would share my opinion.