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- xviii, 606 p. : ill.
- 1. An Overview of Vibration Testing -- 2. Dynamic Signal Analysis -- 3. Vibration Concepts -- 4. Transducer Measurement Considerations -- 5. The Digital Frequency Analyzer -- 6. Vibration Exciters --7. The Application of Basic Concepts to Vibration Testing -- 8. General Vibration Testing Model: From the Field to the Laboratory.Includes bibliographical references and index.Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice is a step-by-step guide that shows how to obtain meaningful experimental results via the proper use of modern instrumentation, vibration exciters, and signal-processing equipment, with particular emphasis on how different types of signals are processed with a frequency analyzer. Also included are techniques for reading test results effectively and a discussion of how the test system's own dynamics can influence test results. It is an invaluable resource for graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers in aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering.Vibration testing is used to analyze the integrity of systems in a variety of applications that range from circuit boards and aircraft to steam turbines and home appliances. Conducting these tests in either the field or laboratory involves the use of data analyzers, instruments, and vibration exciters. The use of equipment and interpretation of test results require considerable understanding of vibration phenomena as well as analysis and experimental concepts. Consequently, the user of this equipment can be the dominant influence on the quality of test results.