About the Author
DAVID S. STEINBERG is associated with the University of California, Los Angeles, Extension and also at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He retired from Litton GCS (now Northrop Grumman) after serving as their director of engineering. He is the author of seven popular textbooks related to the design, analysis, testing, and evaluation of sophisticated electronic equipment for reliable operation in severe vibration, shock, thermal, thermal cycling, acoustic, and pyrotechnic shock environments. His most popular textbooks are Vibration Analysis for Electronic Equipment, Cooling Techniques for Electronic Equipment, and Preventing Thermal Cycling and Vibration Failures in Electronic Equipment, published by Wiley. Dr. Steinberg is currently the President of Steinberg & Associates and has presented seminars, workshops, and consulted for many of the major suppliers of electronics components and equipment such as General Electric, General Motors, Intel, Cisco, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Harris, Honeywell, Raytheon, Westinghouse, and many others.
T. X. YU is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After graduating from Peking University, he got his PhD and ScD from Cambridge University. After teaching at Peking University and UMIST, he joined HKUST in 1995. Before his retirement in July 2010, he was chair professor of mechanical engineering, associate vice-president (R&D), and dean of Fok Ying Tung Graduate School at HKUST. His research interests include impact dynamics, plasticity, energy absorption, textile and cellular materials, and nano-composites. He has published three textbooks, three scientific monographs, 310 journal papers, 170 international conference papers, and four patents. He serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Impact Engineering and International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. He is a Fellow of ASME, IMechE, and HKIE.