March 2006, ©2007
The first seven chapters form the core text material. One or more of the remaining four chapters may be covered, depending on the time available and on the emphasis desired by the instructor. Because MATLAB is now the standard applications language used in engineering curricula, this language is emphasized in the text, via separate sections at the end of chapter. In addition, Simulink, which provides a graphical user interface that is often much easier to use than traditional command-line programs, is covered in the text. This is the only vibration text to cover Simulink, and most chapters have a separate section devoted to the Simulink features relevant to the chapter.
Chapter 2. Models with One Degree of Freedom.
Chapter 3. Free Response with a Single Degree of Freedom.
Chapter 4. Harmonic Response with a Single Degree of Freedom.
Chapter 5. General Forced Response.
Chapter 6. Two-Degree of Freedom Systems.
Chapter 7. Vibration Suppression and Control.
Chapter 8. Matrix Methods for Multi-Degree of Freedom Systems.
Chapter 9. Vibration Measurement and Testing.
Chapter 10. Distributed Systems.
Chapter 11. Dynamic Finite Element Analysis.
Appendix A: Introduction to MATLAB.
Appendix B: Numerical Solution Methods.
Appendix C: Mechanical Properties of Common Metals.
Strong pedagogical approach including chapter objectives and summaries
Extensive worked examples illustrating applications
Numerous realistic homework problems
Up-to-date MATLAB coverage
Only vibration text to cover Simulink
Self-contained introduction to MATLAB in Appendix A
Special section dealing with active vibration control in sports equipment
Special sections devoted to obtaining parameter values from experimental data
Typeset solutions manual for all homework problems
Electronic figures available for lectures