There are many books on finite element methods but few give more than a brief description of their application to structural vibration analysis. This book presents an introduction to the mathematical basis of finite element analysis as applied to vibrating systems. Finite element analysis is a technique that is very important in modeling the response of structures to dynamic loads. Although this book assumes no previous knowledge of finite element methods, those who do have knowledge will still find the book to be useful. It can be utilized by aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and structural engineers as well as naval architects. This second edition includes information on the many developments that have taken place over the last twenty years. Existing chapters have been expanded where necessary, and three new chapters have been included that discuss the vibration of shells and multi-layered elements and provide an introduction to the hierarchical finite element method.
1. Formulation of the equations of motion; 2. Element energy functions; 3. Introduction to the finite element displacement method; 4. In-plane vibration of plates; 5. Vibration of solids; 6. Flexural vibration of plates; 7. Vibration of stiffened plates and folded plate structures; 8. Vibration of shells; 9. Vibration of laminated plates and shells; 10. Hierarchical finite element method; 11. Analysis of free vibration; 12. Forced response; 13. Forced response II; 14. Computer analysis technique.
Finite element method, Vibration, Wave mechanics (vibration & acoustics)