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Flow-Induced Vibrations: An Engineering Guide (Dover Civil And Mechanical Engineering)

Despite their variety, the vibration phenomena from many different engineering fields can be classified into a relatively few basic excitation mechanisms. The classification enables engineers to identify all possible sources of excitation in a given system and to assess potential dangers. This graduate-level text presents a synthesis of research results and practical experience from disparate fields in the form of engineering guidelines. It is particularly geared toward assessing the possible sources of excitation in a flow system, in identifying the actual danger spots, and in finding appropriate remedial measures or cures.Flow-induced vibrations are presented in terms of their basic elements: body oscillators, fluid oscillators, and sources of excitation. By stressing these basic elements, the authors provide a basis for the transfer of knowledge from one system to another, as well as from one engineering field to another. In this manner, well-known theories on cylinders in cross-flow or well-executed solutions from the field of wind engineering--to name just two examples--may be useful in other systems or fields on which information is scarce. The unified approach is broad enough to permit treatment of the major excitation mechanism, yet simple enough to be of practical use.

Series: Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Paperback: 432 pages

Publisher: Dover Publications (July 27, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0486442829

ISBN-13: 978-0486442822

Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"Flow-induced Vibrations" is constructed as an engineering guide primarily based on research sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation located in Hannover, Germany. There are a staggering number of different disciplines and approaches to this subject, and from my own perspective this is one of the best guides published. The work is detailed, logically organized (on purpose), and is the most impressively illustrated work of its kind in print. Explanations are clear and crisp but do not leave the reader hanging either. The math used is first year calculus and can be understood by the average graduate engineer. This is not your treatise on fluid dynamics; it is clearly specific to vibrational analyses induced by fluid flow; air, water, or other. I am most pleased with owning a book of this quality and detail.

Great reference for practical problems in industry.

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