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Editors: Robert C. Sapri
Book Description:
Vibration refers to mechanical oscillations about an equilibrium point. The oscillations may be periodic such as the motion of a pendulum or random such as the movement of a tire on a gravel road.

Vibration is occasionally "desirable". For example the motion of a tuning fork, the reed in a woodwind instrument or harmonica, or the cone of a loudspeaker is desirable vibration, necessary for the correct functioning of the various devices.

More often, vibration is undesirable, wasting energy and creating unwanted sound -- noise. For example, the vibrational motions of engines, electric motors, or any mechanical device in operation are typically unwanted. Such vibrations can be caused by imbalances in the rotating parts, uneven friction, the meshing of gear teeth, etc. Careful designs usually minimize unwanted vibrations

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Table of Contents:

Expert Commentaries pp.1-2

Trends in Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring of Railway Sleepers
(Sakdirat Kaewundruen, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, Alex M. Remennikov, Austrak Pty Ltd, Moorooka, Brisbane, Australia) pp.3-4

^ On the Transverse Vibration of A Transversely Isotropic Magneto-electro-elastic Plate by Adopting the Thin-Plate Theory
(Mei-Feng Liu* and Tai-Ping Chang**
Dept. of Applied Mathematics, I-Shou University, Dashu Township, Kaohsiung County 840, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
** Department of Construction Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science & Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (R.O.C.) pp.5-20

Short Communication pp.21-22
Vibration Analysis of Pre-twisted Beams Using the Differential Quadrature Method
(Ming-Hung Hsu, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Penghu University, Penghu, Taiwan) pp.23-40

A Model Test on a Clamped Cantilever Beam
(Min-Chie Chiu, Department of Automatic Control Engineering, ChungChou Institute of Technology, Taiwan, ROC and Ying-Chun Chang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tatung University, Taiwan, ROC pp.41-56

Research and Review Studies pp.57-58

Regular and Chaotic Vibrations of Mechanical Systems in Models of Coupled Rotators
(Nikolai N. Verichev, A.A Blagonravov Mechanical Engineering Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, Stanislav N. Verichev, A.A Blagonravov Mechanical Engineering Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, Delft University, Vladimir I. Erofeyev, A.A Blagonravov Mechanical Engineering Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation) pp.59-176

Utility of Mechanical Vibration Method for Studying Physical Properties of Solid Materials
(Y.Hiki, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan)pp.177-236

On Mechanical Vibration Control Using Viscoelastic Surface Treatments
(Fernando Cortes, Manex Martinez, Maria Jesus Elejabarrieta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Mondragon, Spain) pp.237-290

Influence of Ambient Air on the Dynamic Behaivor of Small Structures
(Hichem Nouira, Laboratoire de Mecanique de Lille(LML-CNRS), Ecole Centrale de Lille, Cite Scientifique, Villenueve d'Ascq Cedex, France, Rim Dakhlaoui, Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique(CEA- Saclay), Cedex, France) pp.291-330

Measurement of Behavioral Uncertainties in Mechanical Vibration Systems: A Symbolic Dynamics Approach
(Shalabh Gupta Dheeraj Singh Abhishek Srivastav Asok Ray, Mechanical Engineering Department, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, U.S.A) pp.331-358

^ Low Frequency Mechanical Vibrations in Viruses
(Prafulla K. Jha, Computational Condensed Matter Physics and Nanophononics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, India) pp.359-380

Vibration Reduction in Rotor-Bearing Systems Through Vibration Analysis and Optimum Shape Design
(Bo-Suk Yang, School of Mechanical Engineering, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea, Young-Chan Kim and Byeong-Keun Choi, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea) pp.381-418

Nonlinear Electromechanical Devices: Dynamics and Synchronization
(R. Yamapi, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroun, P. Woafo, Laboratory of Nonlinear Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Biological Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde l, Yaounde, Cameroun)pp.419-502

Nonlinear Output Frequency Response Functions: Concept, Properties and Applications in Mechanical Vibration Analysis
(Z.K. Peng, Z.Q. Lang, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK)pp.503-556

Non-linear Vibrations of Slender Element
(Juan Carlos Jauregui, Oscar Manuel Gonzalez, Circuito Aguascalientes Nte. 135, Parque Industrial del Valle de Aguascalientes, Mexico) pp.557-588

Experimental Investigations of Oscillatory Motions of an Engine-Propeller Nonlinear Dynamical System
(X. Zhang, S.D. Yu, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada)pp.589-620

Application of Vibration Measurements and Finite Element Model Updating for Structural Health Monitoring of Ballasted Railtrack Sleepers with Voids and Pockets
(Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Alex M. Remennikov, School of Civil, Mining, and Environment Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia)pp.621-641

A Review of Damage Detection and Health Monitoring of Mechanical Systems from Changes in the Measurement of Linear and Non-linear Vibrations
(Jean-Jacques Sinou, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systemes, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Cedex, France) pp.643-702

Vibration Measurements and Analysis for Mechanical Fault Detection in Production Line
(Cristina Cristalli, Enrico Concettoni, Barbara Torcianti, Loccioni Group, Angeli di Rosora, Italy) pp.703-738

Use of Horizontal Mechanical Vibrations to Fluidize Micrometric Powders
(L. Cadoret, B. Caussat, Labortoire de Genie Chimique, Cedex, France)pp.739-760

Vibration of Postbuckled FGM Plates in Thermal Environment
(Hui-Shen Shen, Xian-Kun Xia, School of Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China)pp.761-792

Plants as Medium for Communication with Mechanical Vibrations
(Andrej Cokl, Department of Entomology, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia)pp.793-808

Embedding of Lie Algebras, Contractions and the State Labeling Problem
(R. Campoamor-Stursberg, I.M.I and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza de Ciencias, Madrid)pp.809-852

^ Decision Fusion Algorithms
(Bo-Suk Yank and Gang Niu, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea)pp.853-886

^ Fault Prognosis Algorithms
(Bo-Suk Yank and Achmad Widodo, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea)pp.887-922

^ Vibration Control of Beams via Piezoelectric Transducers
(C.M.A. Vasques and J. Dias Rodrigues, Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica e Gestao Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Univ. do Porto, Porto, Portugal)pp.923-994

New Methods for the Computation's of Direct and Inverse Mechanical Vibration Problems
(Chein-Shan Liu, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Taiwan Ocean University, Department of Harbor and River Engineering, Keelung, Taiwan, Chung-Lun Kuo, Department of Systems Engineering and Naval Architecture, Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan)pp.953-994

Dynamic Vibration Absorbers Augmented by an Active Controller
(Shang-Teh Wu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Douliu, Taiwan) pp.995-1010

Index pp.1011-1035

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 1035 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-036-7
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