By André Preumont
This text addresses the modeling of vibrating platforms with the viewpoint of discovering the version of minimal complexity which debts for the physics of the phenomena at play. the 1st 1/2 the publication (Ch.1-6) bargains with the dynamics of discrete and non-stop mechanical platforms; the classical procedure emphasizes using Lagrange's equations. the second one 1/2 the publication (Ch.7-12) offers with extra complicated themes, hardly encountered within the present literature: seismic excitation, random vibration (including fatigue), rotor dynamics, vibration isolation and dynamic vibration absorbers; the ultimate bankruptcy is an creation to lively keep an eye on of vibrations.
The first a part of this article can be used as a one semester direction for third 12 months scholars in Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering. the second one a part of the textual content is meant for graduate sessions. a collection of difficulties is supplied on the finish of each bankruptcy.
The writer has a 35 years adventure in numerous elements of Structural dynamics, either in (nuclear and aerospace) and in academia; he was one of many pioneers within the box of active constructions. He is the writer of several books on random vibration, energetic structures and structural control.