About the Series:
This important new series of five volumes has been written with both the professional engineer and the academic in mind. Christian Lalanne explores every aspect of vibration and shock, two fundamental and crucially important areas of mechanical engineering, from both the theoretical and practical standpoints. As all products need to be designed to withstand the environmental conditions to which they are likely to be subjected, prototypes must be verified by calculation and laboratory tests, the latter according to specifications from national or international standards.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the Series
List of Symbols
1. Basic Mechanics
2.Response of a Linear Single Degree-of-Freedom Mechanical System to an Arbitrary Excitation
3. Impulse and Step Responses
4. Sinusoidal Vibration
5. Response of a Linear Single Degree-of-Freedom Mechanical System to a Sinusoidal Excitation
6. Non-viscous Damping
7. Swept Sine
8. Response of a One Degree-of-Freddom Linear System to a Swept Sine Vibration
Vibration Tests: A Brief Historical Background
Christian Lalanne is an expert at the French Atomic Energy Authority, who has specialized in the study of vibration and shock for more than 30 years. The author of numerous publications in the field, he has been associated with new methods of drafting testing specifications and associated informatic tools.