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Specification Development

1st Edition

By Christi Lalanne

CRC Press

313 pages | 100 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781560329909
pub: 2002-05-24
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About the Series

This important new series of five volumes has been written with both the professional engineers 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. The concept of tailoring the product to its environment has gradually developed whereby, from the very start of a design project, through the to the standards specifications and testing procedures on the prototype, the real environment in which the product being tested will be functioning is taken into account. The five volumes of Mechanical Shock and Vibration cover all the issues that need to be addressed in this area of mechanical engineering. The theoretical analyses are placed in the context of the real world and of laboratory tests - essential for the development of specifications.

Volume V: Specification Development

This volume is concerned with the presentation of specification development in accordance with the principle of tailoring. Extreme response and the fatigue damage spectra are defined for each type of stress (sinusoidal vibration, swept sine, shock, random vibration, etc). The process for establishing a specification from the life cycle profile of the equipment is then detailed, taking account of the uncertainty factor, designed to cover uncertainties related to the real environment and mechanical strength; and the test factor, which takes account of the number of tests performed to demonstrate the resistance of the equipment.

Table of Contents


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1. Extreme Response Spectrum of a Sinusoidal Vibration

2.First Passage at a Given Level of Response of a Single Degree-of-Freedom Linear System to a Random Vibration

3.Extreme Response Spectrum of a Random Vibration

4. Fatigue Damage Spectrum of a Sinusoidal Vibration

5. Fatigue Damage Spectrum of a Random Vibration

6.Fatigue Damage Spectrum of a Shock

7. Specifications

8. Uncertainty Factor

9.Aging Factor

10. Test Factor

11. Specification Development

12. Other Uses of Extreme Response and Fatigue Damage Spectra



Synopsis of Five Volume Series

About the Author

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 the new methods of drafting testing specifications and associated informatic tools.

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Mechanical Vibration and Shock

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