Engineering Principles of Mechanical Vibration
About the Book
Engineering Principles of Mechanical Vibration, 4th Edition was written for use in introductory senior level undergraduate and intermediate level graduate mechanical vibration courses. Students who use this textbook should have an understanding of rigid body dynamics and ordinary differential equations. Mechanical vibration concepts presented in this textbook can be used to address real world vibration problems. Ordinary differential equations are developed and solution methods are presented that describe the motions of vibration systems comprised of mass, spring and damping elements. Partial differential equations are developed and solution methods are presented that describe the motions of vibration systems comprised of strings, beams, membranes and thin plates. The solution methods address vibration systems that are excited by system initial conditions and by periodic, complex periodic, non-periodic and random vibration signals. Information is presented that addresses vibration transducers and measurement instrumentation, the digital processing of vibration signals, and analytical and experimental modal analyses. This textbook presents design criteria and concepts and related system components used to develop vibration isolation systems for mechanical equipment in buildings.
About the Author
Douglas D. Reynolds, Ph.D. has over 43 years of teaching, research and consulting experience in the field of mechanical vibration. He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Mechanical and Environmental System Technology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He formally taught at the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering and at the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Reynolds has worked on applications oriented research projects related to vibration isolation of mechanical systems and human exposure to vibration and shock. He is chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Committee S2/Working Group 39 – Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock. He is chairman of the U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and head of the U. S. delegation to the International Organization on Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 108/Subcommittee (SC) 4 – Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock