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Offers designers and users of mechanical systems an overview of structural stiffness and damping and their critical roles in mechanical design. The text assesses the relationship between stiffness and damping parameters in mechanical systems and structural materials. An accompanying disk contains detailed analyses of stiffness- and damping-critical systems.
"Stiffness and Damping in Mechanical Design is well written and would make an excellent reference book and a textbook for review and continuing education courses on the subject." ---Applied Mechanics Review ." . .a very detailed and comprehensive discussion of stiffness and damping in structures and structural elements. . ..a great addition to the reference library of any practicing structural or design engineer." ---AIAA Journal
Introduction and definitions
Stiffness of structural components
Modes of loading
Nonlinear and variable stiffness systems
Preloading; contact (joint) stiffness and damping
Supporting systems and foundations
Stiffness of power transmission systems and drives
Design techniques for reducing structural deformations and damping enhancement
Use of managed stiffness in design. Appendices: single-degree-of-freedom dynamic systems with damping
Static stiffness breakdown for (OD)
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ISBN: 9780824717223 ISBN-10: 0824717228 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 528 Published: 6th May 1999 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1