Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, practical, and testing aspects of structural dynamics and vibrations as practiced in industry today. Written by leading industry expert with over 40 years of experience, the book comprehensively opens the dynamic behavior of structures and provides engineers and students with a through, practice-based understanding of the most important aspects of this key engineering topic. Presents a applied practice and testing based approach while reaming grounded in the theory of the topic. Covers theory, modeling testing and control in practice, and includes the use of computer based modeling techniques and finite elements. The worked example led approach aids clarity and ease of understanding. Written by leading industry expert, with the needs of engineers of a wide range of backgrounds in mind, this book is a key resource for those studying structural dynamics and vibration as undergraduate level for the first time in aeronautical, mechanical, civil and automotive engineering. It is ideal for laboratory classes and as a primer for readers returning to the subject, or coming to it fresh at graduate level.

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