Mechanical Vibrations – Singiresu S. Rao – 5th Edition


For undergraduate courses in Vibration . Retaining the style of its previous editions, this text presents the theory, computational aspects, and applications of in as simple a manner as possible. With an emphasis on computer techniques of analysis, it gives expanded explanations of the fundamentals, focusing on physical significance and interpretation that build upon ’ previous experience.

Each self-contained topic fully explains all concepts and presents the derivations with complete details. Numerous examples and illustrate principles and concepts. Clear, detailed presentation. Each topic in is self-contained, with all concepts explained fully and the derivations presented with complete details.

Each chapter contains an extensive set of problems emphasizing a variety of applications of the material covered in that chapter. In total, there are more than 1150 problems, with in the instructor’s Manual.

Table of Content

1 Basic Concepts of Vibration
2 Free Vibration of Single Degree of Freedom Systems
3 Harmonically Excited Vibration
4 Vibration Under General Forcing Conditions
5 Two Degree of Freedom Systems
6 Multidegree of Freedom Systems
7 Determination of Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes
8 Continuous Systems
9 Vibration Control
10 Vibration Measurement and Applications
11 Numerical Integration Methods in Vibration Analysis
12 Finite Element Method