Explaining complex ideas in an easy to understand way, Vibration-based Condition Monitoring provides a comprehensive survey of the application of vibration analysis to the condition monitoring of machines. Reflecting the natural progression of these systems by presenting the fundamental material and then moving onto detection, diagnosis and prognosis, Randall presents classic and state-of-the-art research results that cover vibration signals from rotating and reciprocating machines; basic signal processing techniques; fault detection; diagnostic techniques, and prognostics.
Developed out of notes for a course in machine condition monitoring given by Robert Bond Randall over ten years at the University of New South Wales, Vibration-based Condition Monitoring: Industrial, Aerospace and Automotive Applications is essential reading for graduate and postgraduate students/ researchers in machine condition monitoring and diagnostics as well as condition monitoring practitioners and machine manufacturers who want to include a machine monitoring service with their product.
- Includes a number of exercises for each chapter, many based on Matlab, to illustrate basic points as well as to facilitate the use of the book as a textbook for courses in the topic.
- Accompanied by a website www.wiley.com/go/randall housing exercises along with data sets and implementation code in Matlab for some of the methods as well as other pedagogical aids.
- Authored by an internationally recognised authority in the area of condition monitoring.
Presents an in-depth analysis of geometry of part surfaces and provides the tools for solving complex engineering problems
Geometry of Surfaces: A Practical Guide for Mechanical Engineers is a comprehensive guide to applied geometry of surfaces with focus on practical applications in various areas of mechanical engineering. The book is divided into three parts on Part Surfaces, Geometry of Contact of Part Surfaces and Mapping of the Contacting Part Surfaces.
Geometry of Surfaces: A Practical Guide for Mechanical Engineers combines differential geometry and gearing theory and presents new developments in the elementary theory of enveloping surfaces. Written by a leading expert of the field, this book also provides the reader with the tools for solving complex engineering problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
- Presents an in-depth analysis of geometry of part surfaces
- Provides tools for solving complex engineering problems in the field of mechanical engineering
- Combines differential geometry and gearing theory
- Highlights new developments in the elementary theory of enveloping surfaces
Essential reading for researchers and practitioners in mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering industries; CAD developers; and graduate students in Mechanical Engineering.
Linking Models and Experiments, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 29th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2011
This book will appeal to both professionals and students working in mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering, as well as naval architecture, biomechanics, robotics, and mechatronics.
Hilbert Transform Applications in Mechanical Vibration employs modern applications of the Hilbert transform time domain methods including:
- The Hilbert Vibration Decomposition method for adaptive separation of a multi-component non-stationary vibration signal into simple quasi-harmonic components; this method is characterized by high frequency resolution, which provides a comprehensive account of the case of amplitude and frequency modulated vibration analysis.
- The FREEVIB and FORCEVIB main applications, covering dynamic testing and extraction of the modal parameters of nonlinear vibration systems including the initial elastic and damping force characteristics under free and forced vibration regimes. Identification methods contribute to efficient and accurate testing of vibration systems, avoiding effort-consuming measurement and analysis.
- Precise identification of nonlinear and asymmetric systems considering high frequency harmonics on the base of the congruent envelope and congruent frequency.
- Accompanied by a website at www.wiley.com/go/feldman, housing MATLAB®/ SIMULINK codes.
Civil Engineering Topics, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 29th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2011
Vibrations and Acoustic Radiation of Thin Structures: Physical Basis, Theoretical Analysis and Numerical Methods
Computational dynamics has grown rapidly in recent years with the advent of high-speed digital computers and the need to develop simulation and analysis computational capabilities for mechanical and aerospace systems that consist of interconnected bodies.
Computational Dynamics, Second Edition offers a full introduction to the concepts, definitions, and techniques used in multibody dynamics and presents essential topics concerning kinematics and dynamics of motion in two and three dimensions.
Skillfully organized into eight chapters that mirror the standard learning sequence of computational dynamics courses, this Second Edition begins with a discussion of classical techniques that review some of the fundamental concepts and formulations in the general field of dynamics. Next, it builds on these concepts in order to demonstrate the use of the methods as the foundation for the study of computational dynamics. Finally, the book presents different computational methodologies used in the computer-aided analysis of mechanical and aerospace systems.
Each chapter features simple examples that show the main ideas and procedures, as well as straightforward problem sets that facilitate learning and help readers build problem-solving skills.
Clearly written and ready to apply, Computational Dynamics, Second Edition is a valuable reference for both aspiring and practicing mechanical and aerospace engineers.
Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 28th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2010
An appealing and engaging introduction to Continuum Mechanics in Biosciences
This book presents the elements of Continuum Mechanics to people interested in applications to biological systems. It is divided into two parts, the first of which introduces the basic concepts within a strictly one-dimensional spatial context. This policy has been adopted so as to allow the newcomer to Continuum Mechanics to appreciate how the theory can be applied to important issues in Biomechanics from the very beginning. These include mechanical and thermodynamical balance, materials with fading memory and chemically reacting mixtures.
In the second part of the book, the fully fledged three-dimensional theory is presented and applied to hyperelasticity of soft tissue, and to theories of remodeling, aging and growth. The book closes with a chapter devoted to Finite Element analysis. These and other topics are illustrated with case studies motivated by biomedical applications, such as vibration of air in the air canal, hyperthermia treatment of tumours, striated muscle memory, biphasic model of cartilage and adaptive elasticity of bone. The book offers a challenging and appealing introduction to Continuum Mechanics for students and researchers of biomechanics, and other engineering and scientific disciplines.
- Explains continuum mechanics using examples from biomechanics for a uniquely accessible introduction to the topic
- Moves from foundation topics, such as kinematics and balance laws, to more advanced areas such as theories of growth and the finite element method..
- Transition from a one-dimensional approach to the general theory gives the book broad coverage, providing a clear introduction for beginners new to the topic, as well as an excellent foundation for those considering moving to more advanced application