Encyclopedia of Vibration, Three-Volume Set

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Simon Braun
Editors: David Ewins Singiresu Rao
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122270857
eBook ISBN: 9780080523620
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st September 2001
Page Count: 1645


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The Encyclopedia of Vibration is the first resource to cover this field so comprehensively. Approximately 190 articles cover everything from basic vibration theory to ultrasonics, from both fundamental and applied standpoints. Areas covered include vibrations in machines, buildings and other structures, vehicles, ships, and aircraft, as well as human response to vibration. Each article provides a concise and authoritative introduction to a topic. The Encyclopedia includes essential facts, background information, and techniques for modeling, analysis, design, testing, and control of vibration. It is highlighted with numerous illustrations and is structured to provide easy access to required information.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Covers the entire field of vibration with 168 original articles written by leading international authorities

  • Presents concise overviews of key topics relating to mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electrical engineering
  • Provides easy access to information through extensive cross-referencing, detailed subject index in each volume, and further reading lists in each article
  • Features hundreds of detailed figures and equations, plus color plate sections in each volume


Researchers, practicing engineers, and high-level students in the fields of mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electrical engineering; also specialists in acoustics and vibration.

Members of the following organizations: UK & Europe- Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)......UK-based international organisation: http://www.imeche.org.uk/ Institution of Civil Engineers......UK-based international organisation: http://www.ice.org.uk/ Institute of Sound & Vibration European Acoustics Association US American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Acoustical Society of America Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Institute of Acoustics & Vibration (IIAV)......http://www.iiav.org/

Table of Contents

@ti:Absorbers, Vibration @au:Valder Steffen, Jr, and Domingo Rade, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil @ti:Active Control of Civil Structures @au:T T (Larry) Soong, MCEER, SUNY Buffalo, USA, and B F Spencer, Jr, USA @ti:Active Control of Vehicle Vibration @au:Mehdi Ahmadian, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA @ti:Active Isolation @au:Steve Griffin, AFRL/VSSV, USA, and Dino Sciulli, Virginia, USA @ti:Active Vibration Suppression @au:Daniel Inman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA @ti:Actuators and Smart Structures @au:Victor Giurgiutiu, University of South Carolina, USA @ti:Adaptive Filters @au:Stephen J Elliott, University of Southampton, UK @ti:Aeroelastic Response @au:J E Cooper, University of Manchester, UK @ti:Averaging @au:Simon Braun, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel @ti:Balancing @au:R Bigret, Drancy, France @ti:Basic Principles @au:Giora Rosenhouse, Technion City, Israel @ti:Beams @au:Richard A Scott, University of Michigan, USA @ti:Bearing Diagnostics @au: K McKee and C James Li, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA @ti:Bearing Vibrations @au:R Bigret, Drancy, France @ti:Belts @au:L Zhang and J W Zu, University of Toronto, Canada @ti:Blades and Bladed Disks @au:R Bigret, Drancy, France @ti:Boundary Conditions @au:Giora Rosenhouse, Technion City, Israel @ti:Boundary Element Methods @au:Friedel Hartmann, University of Kassel, Germany @ti:Bridges @au:Singiresu S Rao, University of Miami, USA @ti:Cables<BR id="CRL


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About the Editor-in-Chief

Simon Braun

Simon Braun is professor of Mechanical Engineering and Head of Instrumentation at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He is currently the editor of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and associate editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

About the Editor

David Ewins

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, U.K.

Singiresu Rao

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A.


@from:From the Preface: @qu:..."The editors of the present Encyclopedia of Vibration have performed a valuable service to the field by dividing the subject matter into 168 chapters and selecting experts to create authoritative chapters on the individual topics. The result is a three-volume encyclopedia, which will be of great value to practicing vibration engineers and theorists. The encyclopedia will also be useful as a general reference, and as a guide to students, and professionals in neighboring fields." @source:--STEPHEN H. CRANDALL, Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology