The first of its kind to integrate the disciplines of vibration, uncertainties and control, this text provides an in-depth and complete discussion of basic vibration that offers real physical insights into the equations. Introducing more advanced topics early in a qualitative way, and then in a mathematical way, it offers extensive physical analyses, realistic example problems, and lists of mini-projects that lead the student to relevant literature in the discipline.* The only comprehensive text available that can be used for both undergraduate and graduate courses on vibration. * Presents a detailed formulation of equations of motion and physical meanings. * Offers completely self-contained chapters. * Discusses more advanced topics at the end of each chapter, enabling students to do more accelerated readings once they master the basics, and giving instructors the flexibility to add advanced material that match their teaching philosophy. * Provides interesting, real world, in-depth examples, demonstrating how the theory applies to problems of real concern in the industry.
* Includes extensive footnotes to expand on material and give students a link to the important references. * Suggests Mini-Projects at the end of each chapter including lists of relevant papers along with abstracts that motivated students can read, or that can be used as class assignments.
Table of Contents
*Introduction and Background
*Single Degree of Freedom Vibration: An Introduction to Discrete Models
*Single Degree of Freedom Vibration: Discrete Models with Damping
*Single Degree of Freedom Vibration: Probabilistic Models of Forces
*Single Degree of Freedom Vibration: Control
*Principle of Virtual Work and Lagrange's Equation
*Multi-Degree of Freedom Vibration
*Continuous Models for Vibration