Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook, Sixth Edition

by: Allan G. Piersol, Thomas L. Paez


Abstract: The classic reference on shock and vibration, fully updated to incorporate the latest advances in the field. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts, this practical and comprehensive handbook provides all the information needed to design, analyze, install, and maintain systems subject to mechanical shock and vibrations. The book covers theory, measurement, testing, design, and control methodologies, and practical applications. The Sixth Edition of Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook has been extensively revised with ten chapters replaced with new material. Coverage of waveform replication and wavelets in shock and vibration testing, and the use of temporal moments to describe an effective duration for shock data is now included.
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Title: Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook, Sixth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2010, 2002, 1995, 1988, 1976, 1961 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071508193

Authors:

Allan G. Piersol was an engineer in private practice, specializing in analysis of data from, and the design of structures for shock, vibration, and acoustical environments. He was a licensed engineer in both mechanical and safety engineering. The author of five books and chapter author of five additional handbooks dealing with these subjects, Mr. Piersol also taught graduate courses in mechanical shock and vibration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Thomas L. Paez recently a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, works as a consultant specializing in probabilistic structural dynamics and validation of mathematical models. He is the author of a text on random vibrations and many chapters and papers dealing with random vibrations, mechanical shock, and model validation. Mr. Paez frequently teaches short courses on random vibrations and mechanical shock.

Description: The classic reference on shock and vibration, fully updated to incorporate the latest advances in the field. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts, this practical and comprehensive handbook provides all the information needed to design, analyze, install, and maintain systems subject to mechanical shock and vibrations. The book covers theory, measurement, testing, design, and control methodologies, and practical applications. The Sixth Edition of Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook has been extensively revised with ten chapters replaced with new material. Coverage of waveform replication and wavelets in shock and vibration testing, and the use of temporal moments to describe an effective duration for shock data is now included.