Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations

Author: Liang-Wu Cai
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111905012X
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This introductory book covers the most fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for mechanical engineering students and engineers. Consisting of five major topics, each has its own chapter and is aligned with five major objectives of the book. It starts from a concise, rigorous and yet accessible introduction to Lagrangian dynamics as a tool for obtaining the governing equation(s) for a system, the starting point of vibration analysis. The second topic introduces mathematical tools for vibration analyses for single degree-of-freedom systems. In the process, every example includes a section Exploring the Solution with MATLAB. This is intended to develop student's affinity to symbolic calculations, and to encourage curiosity-driven explorations. The third topic introduces the lumped-parameter modeling to convert simple engineering structures into models of equivalent masses and springs. The fourth topic introduces mathematical tools for general multiple degrees of freedom systems, with many examples suitable for hand calculation, and a few computer-aided examples that bridges the lumped-parameter models and continuous systems. The last topic introduces the finite element method as a jumping point for students to understand the theory and the use of commercial software for vibration analysis of real-world structures.

Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems

Author: Cho W. S. To
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111893492X
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An introductory textbook covering dynamics and controls of engineering systems, with particular focus on mechanical engineering systems Presents and illustrates the process of translating systems in the physical world to mathematical models in the conceptual world during the derivations of equations of motion Includes problems and solutions Contains a separate chapter for operating principles of sensors or transducers and their equations of motion Covers graphical methods for control system analysis and design Presents modern control system analysis as a foundation for a second or graduate course in control engineering Includes applications of MATLAB® for numerical solutions to various questions in system dynamics in order to verify exact solutions and enhance understanding as well as interpretation of solutions

Vibrations and Waves in Continuous Mechanical Systems

Author: Peter Hagedorn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470518427
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The subject of vibrations is of fundamental importance in engineering and technology. Discrete modelling is sufficient to understand the dynamics of many vibrating systems; however a large number of vibration phenomena are far more easily understood when modelled as continuous systems. The theory of vibrations in continuous systems is crucial to the understanding of engineering problems in areas as diverse as automotive brakes, overhead transmission lines, liquid filled tanks, ultrasonic testing or room acoustics. Starting from an elementary level, Vibrations and Waves in Continuous Mechanical Systems helps develop a comprehensive understanding of the theory of these systems and the tools with which to analyse them, before progressing to more advanced topics. Presents dynamics and analysis techniques for a wide range of continuous systems including strings, bars, beams, membranes, plates, fluids and elastic bodies in one, two and three dimensions. Covers special topics such as the interaction of discrete and continuous systems, vibrations in translating media, and sound emission from vibrating surfaces, among others. Develops the reader’s understanding by progressing from very simple results to more complex analysis without skipping the key steps in the derivations. Offers a number of new topics and exercises that form essential steppingstones to the present level of research in the field. Includes exercises at the end of the chapters based on both the academic and practical experience of the authors. Vibrations and Waves in Continuous Mechanical Systems provides a first course on the vibrations of continuous systems that will be suitable for students of continuous system dynamics, at senior undergraduate and graduate levels, in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering. It will also appeal to researchers developing theory and analysis within the field.

Compact Heat Exchangers

Author: C. Ranganayakulu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119424186
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Basic heat transfer -- Compact heat exchangers -- Fundamentals of finite element and finite volume methods -- Finite element analysis of compact heat exchangers -- Generation of design data by CFD analysis -- Thermal and mechanical design of compact heat exchanger -- Manufacturing and qualification testing of compact heat exchanger

Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies

Author: Mohammed F. Daqaq
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119463181
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A unique approach to teaching particle and rigid body dynamics using solved illustrative examples and exercises to encourage self-learning The study of particle and rigid body dynamics is a fundamental part of curricula for students pursuing graduate degrees in areas involving dynamics and control of systems. These include physics, robotics, nonlinear dynamics, aerospace, celestial mechanics and automotive engineering, among others. While the field of particle and rigid body dynamics has not evolved significantly over the past seven decades, neither have approaches to teaching this complex subject. This book fills the void in the academic literature by providing a uniquely stimulating, “flipped classroom” approach to teaching particle and rigid body dynamics which was developed, tested and refined by the author and his colleagues over the course of many years of instruction at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Complete with numerous solved illustrative examples and exercises to encourage self-learning in a flipped-classroom environment, Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach: Provides detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of concepts and mathematical derivations Includes numerous flipped-classroom exercises carefully designed to help students comprehend the material covered without actually solving the problem for them Features an extensive chapter on electromechanical modelling of systems involving particle and rigid body motion Provides examples from the state-of-the-art research on sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting mechanisms Offers access to a companion website featuring additional exercises, worked problems, diagrams and a solutions manual Ideal as a textbook for classes in dynamics and controls courses, Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach is a godsend for students pursuing advanced engineering degrees who need to master this complex subject. It will also serve as a handy reference for professional engineers across an array of industrial domains.

Engineering Vibroacoustic Analysis

Author: Stephen A. Hambric
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111869399X
Format: PDF
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The book describes analytical methods (based primarily on classical modal synthesis), the Finite Element Method (FEM), Boundary Element Method (BEM), Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA), Energy Finite Element Analysis (EFEA), Hybrid Methods (FEM-SEA and Transfer Path Analysis), and Wave-Based Methods. The book also includes procedures for designing noise and vibration control treatments, optimizing structures for reduced vibration and noise, and estimating the uncertainties in analysis results. Written by several well-known authors, each chapter includes theoretical formulations, along with practical applications to actual structural-acoustic systems. Readers will learn how to use vibroacoustic analysis methods in product design and development; how to perform transient, frequency (deterministic and random), and statistical vibroacoustic analyses; and how to choose appropriate structural and acoustic computational methods for their applications. The book can be used as a general reference for practicing engineers, or as a text for a technical short course or graduate course.

Nonlinear Regression Modeling for Engineering Applications

Author: R. Russell Rhinehart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118597958
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Since mathematical models express our understanding of how nature behaves, we use them to validate our understanding of the fundamentals about systems (which could be processes, equipment, procedures, devices, or products). Also, when validated, the model is useful for engineering applications related to diagnosis, design, and optimization. First, we postulate a mechanism, then derive a model grounded in that mechanistic understanding. If the model does not fit the data, our understanding of the mechanism was wrong or incomplete. Patterns in the residuals can guide model improvement. Alternately, when the model fits the data, our understanding is sufficient and confidently functional for engineering applications. This book details methods of nonlinear regression, computational algorithms,model validation, interpretation of residuals, and useful experimental design. The focus is on practical applications, with relevant methods supported by fundamental analysis. This book will assist either the academic or industrial practitioner to properly classify the system, choose between the various available modeling options and regression objectives, design experiments to obtain data capturing critical system behaviors, fit the model parameters based on that data, and statistically characterize the resulting model. The author has used the material in the undergraduate unit operations lab course and in advanced control applications.

Formulas for Dynamics Acoustics and Vibration

Author: Robert D. Blevins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119038219
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With Over 60 tables, most with graphic illustration, and over 1000 formulas, Formulas for Dynamics, Acoustics, and Vibration will provide an invaluable time-saving source of concise solutions for mechanical, civil, nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace engineers and designers. Marine engineers and service engineers will also find it useful for diagnosing their machines that can slosh, rattle, whistle, vibrate, and crack under dynamic loads.

Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics

Author: John M. Vance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470916070
Format: PDF
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An in-depth analysis of machine vibration in rotating machinery Whether it's a compressor on an offshore platform, a turbocharger in a truck or automobile, or a turbine in a jet airplane, rotating machinery is the driving force behind almost anything that produces or uses energy. Counted on daily to perform any number of vital societal tasks, turbomachinery uses high rotational speeds to produce amazing amounts of power efficiently. The key to increasing its longevity, efficiency, and reliability lies in the examination of rotor vibration and bearing dynamics, a field called rotordynamics. A valuable textbook for beginners as well as a handy reference for experts, Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics is teeming with rich technical detail and real-world examples geared toward the study of machine vibration. A logical progression of information covers essential fundamentals, in-depth case studies, and the latest analytical tools used for predicting and preventing damage in rotating machinery. Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics: Combines rotordynamics with the applications of machinery vibration in a single volume Includes case studies of vibration problems in several different types of machines as well as computer simulation models used in industry Contains fundamental physical phenomena, mathematical and computational aspects, practical hardware considerations, troubleshooting, and instrumentation and measurement techniques For students interested in entering this highly specialized field of study, as well as professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base, Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics will serve as the one book they will come to rely upon consistently.

Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems

Author: Andrew D. Chiasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118961978
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A unique approach to the study of geothermal energy systems This book takes a unique, holistic approach to the interdisciplinary study of geothermal energy systems, combining low, medium, and high temperature applications into a logical order. The emphasis is on the concept that all geothermal projects contain common elements of a "thermal energy reservoir" that must be properly designed and managed. The book is organized into four sections that examine geothermal systems: energy utilization from resource and site characterization; energy harnessing; energy conversion (heat pumps, direct uses, and heat engines); and energy distribution and uses. Examples are provided to highlight fundamental concepts, in addition to more complex system design and simulation. Key features: Companion website containing software tools for application of fundamental principles and solutions to real-world problems. Balance of theory, fundamental principles, and practical application. Interdisciplinary treatment of the subject matter. Geothermal Heat Pump & Heat Engine Systems: Theory and Practice is a unique textbook for Energy Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students as well as practicing engineers who are involved with low-enthalpy geothermal energy systems.