Vibrations of Continuous Systems

by: Arthur W. Leissa, Mohamad S. Qatu,


Abstract: Written by experts in the field, Vibrations of Continuous Systems explains the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide. Coverage includes: transverse vibrations of strings, longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars, beam vibrations, membrane vibrations, plate vibrations, shell vibrations, vibrations of three-dimensional bodies, and vibrations of composite continuous systems.
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Title: Vibrations of Continuous Systems

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

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071714792

Authors:

Arthur W. Leissa Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ohio State University. He served as an Editor-in-Chief (1993-2008) of Applied Mechanics Reviews, the top international journal publishing review articles in applied mechanics.

Mohamad S. Qatu, Ph.D., is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a senior research fellow at Ford Motor Company, Dana Corporation, and Honda of America.

Description: Written by experts in the field, Vibrations of Continuous Systems explains the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide. Coverage includes: transverse vibrations of strings, longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars, beam vibrations, membrane vibrations, plate vibrations, shell vibrations, vibrations of three-dimensional bodies, and vibrations of composite continuous systems.