* This information-rich reference book provides solutions to the architectural problem of vibrations in beams, arches and frames in bridges, highways, buildings and tunnels
* A must-have for structural designers and civil engineers, especially those involved in the seismic design of buildings
* Well-organized into problem-specific chapters, and loaded with detailed charts, graphs, and necessary formulas
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by Patricio A.A. Lauro and Diana V. Bambill, Department of Engineering -- CONICET, Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000, Bahia Blanca, ARGENTINA This extremely valuable Handbook provides a very complete, up-to-date coverage of known solutions to an important variety of vibration problems of elastic deformable continuous systems. The authors attempt to provide information not available in currently used handbooks. The reviewers feel that Drs. I.A. Karnovsky and O. I. Lebed have reached successfully their goal, having consulted sources published in the USA, Canada, UK, Russia, Germany, Japan, Israel and the Netherlands in the last 40 years. An interesting feature is the fact that in Chapter 1, and when discussing beam theories the authors begin with equations of elasticity in terms of average values discussing different assumptions denoting a more scientific approach than the one used in most well known handbooks. On the other hand, the authors indicate that the course is intended for a course in Structural Dynamics. In this case it should be complemented with another good textbook and certainly, a modern course must also cover, at least, foundations of the finite element method, the boundary element technique, etc. It would have been useful if the Handbook had contained a Chapter or an Appendix with a listing and a short description of modern, commercial finite element codes. The Handbook will also be useful in courses dealing with mechanical vibrations, active control of vibrating elements, etc. The book covers: transverse vibrations equations; methods of analysis; fundamental equations of classical beam theory; special functions for the dynamic analysis of beams andframes; treatment of Bernoulli-Euler beams with classical and non-classical boundary conditions; beams with attached masses; beams on elastic foundation; multispan beams; beams under axial loads; Bress-Timoshenko and non-uniform beams; optical design; nonlinear problems; [and] arches and frames. Plates and shells are not treated in this handbook. The reviewers feel that this Handbook will be very useful to undergraduate and graduate students and practicing ocean, naval, civil and mechanical engineers.From the Back Cover:
The most up-to-date collection of frequency equations and forms of free vibrations for beams, arches, and frames
FORMULAS FOR STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
Tables, Graphs, and Solutions
This reference book is devoted to determination of frequencies and forms of free vibrations for beams, arches, and frames. This book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference of known solutions of such problems. The material presented in the book is compiled from monographs, handbooks, and numerous journals.
This reference book has been written for specialists in the field of dynamics of deformable systems, and is intended for practical use during design, testing, or scientific research. This book is also useful for instructors, graduate, and postgraduate students dealing with modern civil, mechanical, transportation, acoustical, aeronautical, shipbuilding, aircraft, robotics engineering, and so on.
Formulas for Structural Dynamics features:
-Considerable scope: this is the most complete up-to-date collection of frequency equations and forms of free vibrations for beams, arches, and frames that has ever been published
-About 500 frequency problems most commonly encountered in practical engineering: problems selection is based on many years experience of the authors in the field of structural dynamics.
-Quick-access organization: each chapter is a quick reference to a well-defined topic.
Destined to be a classic reference, experts Igor A. Karnovsky and Olga I. Lebed's Formulas for Structural Dynamics deserves a place of honor on your desk. It's a book for those who want to find answers while others are still scratching their heads.
Igor A. Karnovsky has an M.A. in Civil Engineering (1962, Ukraine) Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics (1970, Ukraine)
Igor A. Karnovsky is a specialist in structural mechanics, theory of vibration, and optimal control of vibrations. He has 25 years experience of researching, teaching, and consulting and has more than 60 scientific articles and patents published.
Dr.Sc. in Dynamics of Structures and Apparatus (1989, Georgia)
Olga Lebed has M.A. in Civil Engineering (1984, Ukraine)
M.Sc. in Mathematics Education (1998, Canada)
Olga Lebed is a specialist in engineering mechanics, stress analysis, and structural mechanics. She has 10 years experience as a structural engineer, researcher, and instructor. She has 12 scientific articles published. She teaches engineering courses at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071367128
Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 71367128