Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Applications – S. Kelly – 1st Edition


Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Applications adopts an application-based approach to teaching students to apply the principles of learned learning engineering while laying the groundwork for engineering design. This text provides a brief review of the principles of dynamics so that terminology and notation are consistent and apply these principles to obtain mathematical models of dynamic mechanical systems.

The methods of application of these principles are consistent with popular dynamic texts. Numerous pedagogical features have been included in the text to help the student with understanding and retention. These include developing three reference problems that are reviewed in each chapter, creating a coherent chain that links all chapters of the book. It also includes learning outcomes, summaries of key concepts that include key equations and formulas, fully solved examples with real-world examples and examples, as well as an extensive set of exercises that includes objective-type questions.

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  • 1. Introduction.
    2. Modeling Of Sdof Systems.
    3. Free Vibrations Of Sdof Systems.
    4. Harmonic Excitation Of Sdof Systems.
    5. Transient Vibrations Of One-Degree-Of-Freedom Systems.
    6. Two-Degree-Of-Freedom Systems.
    7. Modeling Of Mdof Systems.
    8. Free Vibrations Of Mdof Systems.
    9. Forced Vibrations Of Mdof Systems.
    10. Vibrations Of Continuous Systems.
    11. Finite Element Method.
    12.Nonlinear Vibrations.
    13. Random Vibrations.

    Appendix A:Unit Impulse Function And Unit Step Function.
    Appendix B:Laplace Transforms.
    Appendix C: Linear Algebra.
    Appendix D:Deflections Of Beams Due To Concentrated Loads.
    Appendix E: Matlab Programs.
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