Updated material includes:
- Creating regions and volumes of arbitrary shape and determining their properties: arc length, area, centroid, and area moment of inertia
- Performing integrations, solving equations, and determining the maximum and minimum values over regions of arbitrary shape
- Solving numerically a class of linear second order partial differential equations in regions of arbitrary shape using finite elements
The first part of the book introduces Mathematica's syntax and commands useful in solving engineering problems. Tables are used extensively to illustrate families of commands and the effects that different options have on their output. From these tables, one can easily determine which options will satisfy one's current needs. The order of the material is introduced so that the engineering applicability of the examples increases as one progresses through the chapters. The second part of the book obtains solutions to representative classes of problems in a wide range of engineering specialties. Here, the majority of the solutions are presented as interactive graphics so that the results can be explored parametrically.
An Engineer's Guide to Mathematica is a must-have reference for practitioners, and graduate and undergraduate students who want to learn how to solve engineering problems with Mathematica.
Dr. Magrab is Emeritus Professor of MechanicalEngineering at the University of Maryland, College Park,Maryland. Before joining the University of Maryland, he wasChief of the Sound Section, head of the Robot Metrology Group, andled the development of the vertical machining workstation in theAutomated Manufacturing Research Facility at the National Instituteof Standards and Technology (NIST). He went to NIST afterbeing a professor in the Department of Mechanics at the CatholicUniversity of America in Washington DC. Dr. Magrab is a Life Fellowof the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a registeredprofessional engineer in Maryland. He has authored eightother textbooks, published numerous journal articles, and has over35 years of university-level teaching experience on manyengineering subjects. His research interests includeanalytical and experimental investigations in vibrations,acoustics, and the integration of design and manufacturing. Heholds one patent.
Applications include atomic force microscopes, energy harvesters, and carbon nanotubes and consider such complicating effects as squeeze film damping, viscous fluid loading, in-plane forces, and proof mass interactions with their elastic supports. These effects are analyzed as single degree-of-freedom models and as more realistic elastic structures. The governing equations and boundary conditions for beams, plates, and shells with interior and boundary attachments are derived by applying variational calculus to an expression describing the energy of the system. The advantages of this approach regarding the generation of orthogonal functions and the Rayleigh-Ritz method are demonstrated.
A large number of graphs and tables are given to show the impact of various factors on the systems’ natural frequencies, mode shapes, and responses.
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