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Vibration : fundamentals and practice
De Silva, Clarence W.
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Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2000]

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943 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Central Library TA355 .D384 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Maintaining the outstanding features and practical approach that led the bestselling first edition to become a standard textbook in engineering classrooms worldwide, Clarence de Silva's Vibration: Fundamentals and Practice, Second Edition remains a solid instructional tool for modeling, analyzing, simulating, measuring, monitoring, testing, controlling, and designing for vibration in engineering systems. It condenses the author's distinguished and extensive experience into an easy-to-use, highly practical text that prepares students for real problems in a variety of engineering fields.

What's New in the Second Edition?
A new chapter on human response to vibration, with practical considerations
Expanded and updated material on vibration monitoring and diagnosis
Enhanced section on vibration control, updated with the latest techniques and methodologies
New worked examples and end-of-chapter problems.
Incorporates software tools, including LabVIEW(tm), SIMULINK#65533;, MATLAB#65533;, the LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolbox, and the MATLAB Control Systems Toolbox
Enhanced worked examples and new solutions using MATLAB and SIMULINK

The new chapter on human response to vibration examines representation of vibration detection and perception by humans as well as specifications and regulatory guidelines for human vibration environments.

Remaining an indispensable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, Vibration: Fundamentals and Practice, Second Edition builds a unique and in-depth understanding of vibration on a sound framework of practical tools and applications.

Author Notes

Clarence W. de Silva, Fellow ASME and Fellow IEEE, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and has occupied the NSERC Chair in Industrial Automation since 1988. He obtained his first Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and, 20 years later, another Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England.

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De Silva (Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver) has prepared a book useful as a text for several different graduate and undergraduate courses, primarily in mechanical engineering. Some of the material, however, would find a place in aeronautical, civil, or manufacturing engineering. The book could also serve as a reference for engineers and technicians. It provides some needed background for many aspects in the control of vibrations including analysis and design, control, testing, and modeling. In addition to the usual chapters on theory, this book also has chapters devoted to modeling and control as well as signal conditioning and modification. One of the chapters deals exclusively with instrumentation. The text has many examples and chapters are followed by problem sets. One drawback of this book as a good reference source is that there is little in the way of a bibliography. In the initial chapter, there is a listing of 30 of the author's works and 21 other "useful" publications. Suitable for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals. H. I. Epstein; University of Connecticut

Table of Contents

Vibration Engineering
Study of Vibration
Application Areas
History of Vibration
Organization of the Book
Time Response
Undamped Oscillator
Heavy Springs
Oscillations in Fluid Systems
Damped Simple Oscillator
Forced Response
Frequency Response
Response to Harmonic Excitations
Transform Techniques
Mechanical Impedance Approach
Transmissibility Functions
Receptance Method
Vibration Signal Analysis
Frequency Spectrum
Signal Types
Fourier Analysis
Random Vibration Analysis
Other Topics of Signal Analysis
Order Analysis
Machine Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis
Modal Analysis
Degrees of Freedom and Independent Coordinates
System Representation
Modal Vibrations
Orthogonality of Natural Modes
Static Modes and Rigid Body Modes
Other Modal Formulations
Forced Vibration
Damped Systems
State-Space Approach
Distributed-Parameter Systems
Transverse Vibration of Cables
Longitudinal Vibrations of Rods
Torsional Vibration of Shafts
Flexural Vibration of Beams
Damped Continuous Systems
Vibration of Membranes and Plates
Vibration Damping
Types of Damping
Representation of Damping in Vibration Analysis
Measurement of Damping
Interface Damping
Vibration Instrumentation
Vibration Exciters
Control System
Performance Specification
Motion Sensors and Transducers
Torque, Force, and Other Sensors
Signal Conditioning And Modification
Analog Filters
Modulators and Demodulators
Analog-Digital Conversion
Bridge Circuits
Linearizing Devices
Miscellaneous Signal Modification Circuitry
Signal Analyzers and Display Devices
Vibration Testing And Human Response
Representation of a Vibration Environment
Pre-Test Procedures
Testing Procedures
Some Practical Information
Vibration Excitations on Humans
Human Response to Vibration
Regulation of Human Vibration
Experimental Modal Analysis
Frequency Domain Formulation
Experimental Model Development
Curve Fitting of Transfer Functions
Laboratory Experiments
Commercial EMA Systems
Vibration Design And Control
Specification of Vibration Limits
Vibration Isolation
Balancing of Rotating Machinery
Balancing of Reciprocating Machines
Whirling of Shafts
Design through Modal Testing
Passive Control of Vibration
Active Control of Vibration
Control of Beam Vibrations
APPENDIX A Dynamic Models And Analogies
Model Development
Mechanical Elements
Electrical Elements
Thermal Elements
Fluid Elements
State-Space Models
Response Analysis and Simulation
APPENDIX B Newtonian And Lagrangian Mechanics
Vector Kinematics
Newtonian (Vector) Mechanics
Lagrangian Mechanics
APPENDIX C Review Of Linear Algebra
Vectors and Matrices
Vector-Matrix Algebra
Matrix Inverse
Vector Spaces
System of Linear Equations
Quadratic Forms
Matrix Eigenvalue Problem
Matrix Transformations
Matrix Exponential
APPENDIX D Laplace Transform
Laplace Transform
Response Analysis
Transfer Function
APPENDIX E Digital Fourier Analysis And Fft
Unification of the Three Fourier Transform Types
Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
Discrete Correlation and Convolution
Digital Fourier Analysis Procedures
Appendix F Software Tools
Control Systems Toolbox
APPENDIX G Reliability Considerations For Multi-Component Units
Failure Analysis
Bayes' Theorem

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