Modal Analysis

Modal Analysis

1st Edition - September 4, 2001

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  • Authors: Zhi-Fang Fu, Jimin He
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750650793
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080511788

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Modal Analysis provides a detailed overview of the theory of analytical and experimental modal analysis and its applications. Modal Analysis is the processes of determining the inherent dynamic characteristics of any system and using them to formulate a mathematical model of the dynamic behavior of the system. In the past two decades it has become a major technological tool in the quest for determining, improving and optimizing dynamic characteristics of engineering structures. Its main application is in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, but it is also gaining widespread use in civil and structural engineering, biomechanical problems, space structures, acoustic instruments and nuclear engineering.

Key Features

  • The only book to focus on the theory of modal analysis before discussing applications
  • A relatively new technique being utilized more and more in recent years which is now filtering through to undergraduate courses
  • Leading expert in the field


Undergraduate, postgraduate and professional mechanical, aeronautical, automotive and marine engineers

Table of Contents

  • Overview of Modal Analysis
    Essential Mathematics for Modal Analysis
    Basic Vibration Theory
    Modal Analysis of a SDOF System
    Modal Analysis of an Undamped MDOF System
    Modal Analysis of a Damped MDOF System
    Frequency Response Function Measurements
    Initial Assessment of Measured FRF Data
    Modal Analysis Methods - Frequency Domain
    Experimental Modal Analysis - Time Domain
    Local Structural Modification
    Applications of Modal Analysis I
    Applications of Modal Analysis II

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2001
  • Published: September 4, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750650793
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080511788

About the Authors

Zhi-Fang Fu

Affiliations and Expertise

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People's Republic of China

Jimin He

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Victoria University of Technology

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