An Introduction To Random Vibrations Spectral Wavelet Analysis

Author: D. E. Newland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136965
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This classic describes and illustrates basic theory, with a detailed explanation of discrete wavelet transforms. Suitable for upper-level undergraduates, it is also a practical resource for professionals.

Random Vibrations

Author: Paul H. Wirsching
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486450155
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The most comprehensive text and reference available on the study of random vibrations, this book was designed for graduate students and mechanical, structural, and aerospace engineers. In addition to coverage of background topics in probability, statistics, and random processes, it develops methods for analyzing and controlling random vibrations. 1995 edition.

Random Vibration And Statistical Linearization

Author: John Brian Roberts
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486432403
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This self-contained volume explains the general method of statistical linearization and its use in solving random vibration problems. Numerous examples show advanced undergraduate and graduate students many practical applications. 1990 edition.

Random Vibrations

Author: Loren D. Lutes
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750677651
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The topic of Random Vibrations is the behavior of structural and mechanical systems when they are subjected to unpredictable, or random, vibrations. These vibrations may arise from natural phenomena such as earthquakes or wind, or from human-controlled causes such as the stresses placed on aircraft at takeoff and landing. Study and mastery of this topic enables engineers to design and maintain structures capable of withstanding random vibrations, thereby protecting human life. Random Vibrations will lead readers in a user-friendly fashion to a thorough understanding of vibrations of linear and nonlinear systems that undergo stochastic-random-excitation. Provides over 150 worked out example problems and, along with over 225 exercises, illustrates concepts with true-to-life engineering design problems Offers intuitive explanations of concepts within a context of mathematical rigor and relatively advanced analysis techniques. Essential for self-study by practicing engineers, and for instruction in the classroom.

Random Vibration In Mechanical Systems

Author: Stephen H. Crandall
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483269000
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Random Vibration in Mechanical Systems focuses on the fundamental facts and theories of random vibration in a form particularly applicable to mechanical engineers. The book first offers information on the characterization and transmission of random vibration. Discussions focus on the normal or Gaussian random process; excitation-response relations for stationary random processes; response of a single-degree-of-freedom system to stationary random excitation; wide-band and narrow-band random processes; and frequency decomposition of stationary random processes. The text then examines failure due to random vibration, including failure due to first excursion up to a certain level; fatigue failure due to a stationary narrow-band random stress process; failure due to an accumulation of damage; failure due to response remaining above a certain level for too great a fraction of the time; and failure mechanisms. The manuscript is a vital reference for mechanical engineers and researchers interested in random vibration in mechanical systems.

Probability Statistics And Decision For Civil Engineers

Author: Jack R Benjamin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486780724
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"This text covers the development of decision theory and related applications of probability. Extensive examples and illustrations cultivate students' appreciation for applications, including strength of materials, soil mechanics, construction planning, and water-resource design. Emphasis on fundamentals makes the material accessible to students trained in classical statistics and provides a brief introduction to probability. 1970 edition"--

History Of Strength Of Materials

Author: Stephen Timoshenko
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486611877
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Strength of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strength of materials has enabled engineers to establish the forces which can safely be imposed on structure or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have to withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning. This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structures is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads, and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publications of Galileo's book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledgling science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians, including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Neumann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl, and many others. These theories, equations, and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and elsewhere. 245 figures.

Introduction To Operational Modal Analysis

Author: Rune Brincker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118535162
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Comprehensively covers the basic principles and practice of Operational Modal Analysis (OMA). Covers all important aspects that are needed to understand why OMA is a practical tool for modal testing Covers advanced topics, including closely spaced modes, mode shape scaling, mode shape expansion and estimation of stress and strain in operational responses Discusses practical applications of Operational Modal Analysis Includes examples supported by MATLAB® applications Accompanied by a website hosting a MATLAB® toolbox for Operational Modal Analysis