By Daniel J. Inman

Meant to be used in one/two-semester introductory classes in vibration for undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. this article can be compatible for readers with an curiosity in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics.

Serving as either a textual content and reference guide, Engineering Vibration, 4e, connects conventional design-oriented subject matters, the advent of modal research, and using MATLAB, Mathcad, or Mathematica. the writer presents an unequaled blend of the examine of traditional vibration with using vibration layout, computation, research and trying out in a variety of engineering purposes.

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This type of damping, called viscous damping, is described in detail in this section. 22 Introduction to Vibration and the Free Response Seal Mounting point Mounting point Case Piston Chap. 8 A schematic of a dashpot that produces a damping force fc(t) = cx(t), where x(t) is the motion of the case relative to the piston. While the spring forms a physical model for storing potential energy and hence causing vibration, the dashpot, or damper, forms the physical model for dissipating energy and thus damping the response of a mechanical system.

The velocity of this element, denoted by vdy, may be approximated by assuming that the velocity at any point varies linearly over the length of the spring: vdy = y # x(t) l 38 Introduction to Vibration and the Free Response Chap. 1 The total kinetic energy of the spring is the kinetic energy of the element dy integrated over the length of the spring: l ms y # 2 1 c x d dy 2 L0 l l Tspring = 1 ms # 2 a bx 2 3 = m From the form of this expression, the effective mass of the spring is 3s , or one-third of that of the spring.

Second, the solution can be written as x(t) = A sin(ωnt + ϕ) where A and ϕ are real-valued constants. Last, the solution can be written as x(t) = A1 sin ωnt + A2 cos ωnt where A1 and A2 are real-valued constants. Each set of two constants is determined by the initial conditions, x0 and v0. The various constants are related by the following: A = 2A21 + A22 ϕ = tan-1 a A1 = (a1 - a2)j a1 = A2 - A1j 2 A2 b A1 A2 = a1 + a2 a2 = A2 + A1j 2 all of which follow from trigonometric identities and Euler’s formulas.