This is a book for engineers and scientific workers who are concerned with vibration engineering and technological applications of vibration, and for all those who have to study, teach, or solve problems in the dynamics of machines, instruments, and structures. In writing it the author has drawn on his many years’ experience in the field and of lecturing and conducting seminars at teaching and research institutions and industrial establishments on the theory of vibrations and the dynamics of vibration machines.
Although many of the problems treated here are involved and subtle, they have been presented in a form that, we hope, makes them comprehensible to a wide readership. The information needed on the oscillatory motion of linear systems is briefly reviewed, and is followed by a description of the methods of investigating nonlinear systems and a treatment of linear and nonlinear problems in the dynamics of unbalanced-mass (‘centrifugal’) vibration generators, shock-and-vibration drives and vibrational processes, energy relations in vibrations, and the theory of dynamic vibration-control.
The author would like to thank all those who have actively assisted in the research and studies on which the book is based, or who contributed to their completion, and have thus, in a sense, participated in its writing. In particular he is grateful to L. B. Zaretsky, who accepted to write Sections 40, 41, 45, and 4G, and parts of Sections 36 and 42. The author would also like to thank his colleagues A. D. Dorokhova, G. S. Klimovskaya, G. V. Kozlov, and I. S. Kha-imehaev for their help with the preparation of the manuscript and drawings for the original Russian edition.
Certain additions have been made in this English edition to Section 3G, while Sections 35 and 46 have been amended and some brief remarks and explanations have been introduced into several sections. The list of literature has been enlarged, and errata noticed in revising the Russian text have been corrected.