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Analysis of Structural and Mechanical Systems
1st Edition - December 2, 2003
Authors: Loren D. Lutes, Shahram Sarkani
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The topic of Random Vibrations is the behavior of structural and mechanical systems when they are subjected to unpredictable, or random, vibrations. These vibrations may arise… Read more
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The topic of Random Vibrations is the behavior of structural and mechanical systems when they are subjected to unpredictable, or random, vibrations. These vibrations may arise from natural phenomena such as earthquakes or wind, or from human-controlled causes such as the stresses placed on aircraft at takeoff and landing. Study and mastery of this topic enables engineers to design and maintain structures capable of withstanding random vibrations, thereby protecting human life.Random Vibrations will lead readers in a user-friendly fashion to a thorough understanding of vibrations of linear and nonlinear systems that undergo stochastic—random—excitation.
Provides over 150 worked out example problems and, along with over 225 exercises, illustrates concepts with true-to-life engineering design problems
Offers intuitive explanations of concepts within a context of mathematical rigor and relatively advanced analysis techniques.
Essential for self-study by practicing engineers, and for instruction in the classroom.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Probability and Random Variables Chapter 3 Expected Values of Random VariablesChapter 4 Analysis of Stochastic ProcessesChapter 5 Time Domain Linear Vibration AnalysisChapter 6 Frequency Domain Analysis Chapter 7 Frequency, bandwith, and AmplitudeChapter 8 Matrix Analysis of Linear SystemsChapter 9 Direct Stochastic Analysis of Linear SystemsChapter 10 Introduction to Nonlinear StochasticVibration Chapter 11 Failure AnalysisChapter 12 Effect of Parameter UncertaintyAppendices A and B
No. of pages: 650
Published: December 2, 2003
Hardback ISBN: 9780750677653
eBook ISBN: 9780080470030
Loren D. Lutes
Affiliations and expertise
Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering; Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University