Structural Dynamics in Engineering Design
Edited by Alex Carrella, SIEMENS PLM, Belgium
World–class authors describe and illustrate how structural dynamics is applied to the engineering design process
Structural Dynamics in Engineering Design covers the fundamentals of structural dynamics and its application to the engineering design process, providing all of the necessary information to implement an optimal design process. Each of its seven chapters is written by an expert in the field and provides the reader with the structural dynamic theoretical backbone and its more practical aspects for the implementation of an advanced design capability.
The first three chapters are dedicated to the underlying theory of the three main processes: the fundamentals of vibration theory, the principle of numerical analysis (with special reference to the finite element method) and the basis of experimental dynamics. Having laid the foundation of the design philosophy, the following three chapters present the reader with the three disciplines of identification, simulation and validation. The final chapter presents some application of the approach to real and complex engineering cases.
- Takes a multi–disciplinary approach and contains critical information on theory, testing and numerical analysis for structural dynamics.
- Includes a chapter on industrial applications (including aircraft design and ground vibration testing), which illustrates the design process and explains how structural dynamics is applied at different stages.
The book is a must–have for researchers and practitioners in mechanical and aerospace engineering (in particular test engineers, CAE analysts and structural dynamicists) as well as graduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering departments.