This book presents a homogenous treatment of vibration by including those factors from control that are relevant to modern vibration analysis, design and measurement.

This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, showing how a detailed definition of the shear-wave velocity (VS) profile can be efficiently obtained using limited field equipment and following simple acquisition procedures.

This book also: Discusses model development using frequency response function measurements Presents a clear connection between continuous beam models and finite degree of freedom models Includes MATLAB code to support numerical examples ...

... vibration control of complex mechanical systems . 5.2 Degrees of Freedom and Independent Coordinates The ... define its position ( including orientation ) . For instance , its centroid is positioned using three independent ...

... define axes of movement for both tool vibration and hand vibration . Figure 13.2 illustrates possible anatomical and basicentric co - ordinate systems for the hand ( see ISO DIS 8727 ) . In practice , measurements are usually obtained ...

While these two subjects fit nicely into vibrations, this book presents them in a way that emphasizes understanding of the underlying principles so that students are aware of both the power and the limitations of the methods.

... definition of nonlinear systems ? It is believed that chaotic vibrations occur when some strong nonlinearity exists in the system . What are the criteria , if any , that help us to define when the response is nonlinear , in the ...

... define the damping constants and determine the amount of energy dissipated, and the acceleration coefficients define the inertia of the system. 3.1 FREE UNDAMPED VIBRATION In this section, the standard form of the differential equation ...