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Harris' Shock and Vibration Handbook



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Chapters are grouped according to subject matter. The first group discusses theory; the second considers instrumentation and measurements, and procedures for analyzing and testing systems subjected to shock and vibration. Vibration that is induced by ground motion and fluid flow is considered next; then methods of controlling shock and vibration; followed by chapters on packaging engineering to prevent equipment from being damaged in transit; on the theory and practice of equipment design; and on the effects of shock and vibration on humans. New material includes computer techniques for solving problems, new instrumentation based on microchip technology, advances in analysis of data and models, application of finite element methods, and test criteria and specifications.

Author Biography

CYRIL M. HARRIS, one of the world's leading authorities on shock, vibration, and noise control, currently lectures at Columbia University where is is the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture. Dr. Harris has received many honors for his scientific and engineering achievements, including membership in both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He has been the recipient of the Gold Medal and the Sabine Medal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Gold Medal of the Audio Engineering Society, and the A.I.A. Medal of the American Institute of Architects.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from M.I.T. and has been awarded honorary doctorates by Northwestern University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Among books written or edited by Dr. Harris are the following McGraw-Hill publications: HANDBOOK OF ACOUSTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND NOISE CONTROL, Third Edition (1991); NOISE CONTROL IN BUILDINGS (1994); DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Third Edition (2000); and HANDBOOK OF UTILITIES AND SERVICES FOR BUILDINGS (1990. ALLAN G. PIERSOL is a professional engineer in private practice specializing in the analysis of and design for shock, vibration, and acoustical environments. He received a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in engineering from UCLA, and is licensed in both mechanical and safety engineering. Mr. Piersol is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, and a recipient of the latter organization's Irvin Vigness Memorial Award. He is the co-author with Julius S. Bendat of several books, including ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF CORRELATION AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS and RANDOM DATA: ANALYSIS AND MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES, as well as a contributor to numerous engineering handbooks. Mr. Piersol was previously a Principal Engineer at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook

Chapter 2: Basic Vibration Theory

Chapter 3: Vibration of a Resiliently Supported Rigid Body

Chapter 4: Nonlinear Vibration

Chapter 5: Self-Excited Vibration

Chapter 6: Dynamic Vibration Absorbers and Auxiliary Mass Dampers

Chapter 7: Vibration of Systems Having Distributed Mass and Elasticity

Chapter 8: Transient Response to Step and Pulse Functions

Chapter 9: Effect of Impact on Structures

Chapter 10: Mechanical Impedance

Chapter 11: Statistical Methods for Analyzing Vibrating Systems

Chapter 12: Vibration Transducers

Chapter 13: Vibration Measurement Instrumentation

Chapter 14: Vibration Analyzers and Their Use

Chapter 15: Measurement Techniques

Chapter 16: Condition Monitoring of Machinery

Chapter 17: Strain-Gage Instrumentation

Chapter 18: Calibration of Pickups

Chapter 19: Shock and Vibration Standards

Chapter 20: Test Criteria and Specifications

Chapter 21: Experimental Modal Analysis

Chapter 22: Concepts in Vibration Data Analysis

Chapter 23: Concepts in Shock Data Analysis

Chapter 24: Seismically Vibration of Structures Induced by Ground Motion

Chapter 25: Vibration Testing Machines

Chapter 26, Part I: Shock Testing Machines

Chapter 26, Part II: Pyroshock Testing

Chapter 27: Application of Digital Computers

Chapter 28, Part I: Matrix Methods of Analysis

Chapter 28, Part II: Finite Element Models

Chapter 29, Part I: Vibration of Structures Induced by Fluid Flow

Chapter 29, Part II: Vibration of Structures Induced by Wind

Chapter 29, Part III: Vibration of Structures Induced by Sound

Chapter 30: Theory of Vibration Isolation

Chapter 31: Theory of Shock Isolation

Chapter 32: Shock and Vibration Isolators and Isolation Systems

Chapter 33: Engineering Properties of Rubber

Chapter 34: Engineering Properties of Metals

Chapter 35: Engineering Properties of Composites

Chapter 36: Material Damping and Slip Damping

Chapter 37: Applied Damping Treatments

Chapter 38: Torsional Vibration in Reciprocating and Rotating Machines

Chapter 39, Part I: Balancing of Rotating Machinery

Chapter 39, Part II: Shaft Misalignment of Rotating Machinery

Chapter 40: Machine-Tool Vibration

Chapter 41: Equipment Design

Chapter 42: Effects of Shock and Vibration on Humans

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