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Mechanical Vibrations, 4e  
By Singiresu S. Rao. Written for undergraduate courses in vibration engineering, this book presents the theory, computational aspects, and applications of vibrations. Topics covered include single degree-of-freedom, two degrees-of-freedom, and multiple degrees-of-freedom systems; vibration control; harmonically excited vibration; and nonlinear vibration. MATLAB is used to solve end-of-chapter application examples.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
Mechanics of Fluids, 3e  
By Merle C. Potter & David C. Wiggert. Written for undergraduate engineering students, this text presents the theory and applications of fluid mechanics. Explanations are based on basic physical concepts and mathematics that are appropriate for undergraduate engineering students, such as differential equations and vector algebra.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
Simulations of Machines Using MATLAB and Simulink  
This book is intended as a supplement for undergraduate courses in kinematics or dynamics of mechanisms. The emphasis of the text is integrating the computational power of MATLAB and Simulink into the analysis and design of mechanisms. It provides detailed instruction and examples showing how to use MATLAB and Simulink to develop powerful and accurate computer simulations of constrained mechanical systems. A Simulink tutorial is included in the appendix, covering topics ranging from building a simple model to using MATLAB functions in Simulink.
Submitted: Jun 02, 2001
Vibration Simulation Using MATLAB and ANSYS  
Designed for someone learning dynamics for the first time or for an experienced engineer who uses the tools infrequently, this text bridges the gap between introductory vibration courses and techniques used in actual practice. The book provides an understanding of modal analysis, from which the total response of a system can be constructed. It also provides the know-how to take the results of large dynamic finite element models and build small MATLAB state-space models. Each chapter provides the background theory to support its example, and each chapter contains both a closed-form solution to the problem and detailed MATLAB code for solving the problem, that also uses functions from the Control System Toolbox. In addition, Simulink is used for several examples throughout the book but is not required.
Submitted: Jun 02, 2001
The Finite Element Method Using MATLAB, 2e  
Intended for upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level students, this second-edition textbook explains fundamental theories and formulations of the finite element method used for solving boundary value problems, initial value problems, and eigenvalue problems. MATLAB is used to explain finite element programming and to write finite element analysis programs.
Submitted: Oct 01, 2001
Fundamentals of Vibrations  
This book presents material fundamental to a modern treatment of vibrations, placing the emphasis on analytical developments and computational solutions. It is intended as a textbook for a number of courses on vibrations ranging from the junior level to the second-year graduate level. A large number of examples and homework problems, as well as computer programs written in MATLAB, are provided.
Submitted: Dec 17, 2000
Matrix Structural Analysis, 2e  
By William McGuire / Richard H. Gallagher & Ronald D. Ziemian, ISBN 0-471-37651-5
Submitted: Dec 24, 2003
Adaptive Structures: Dynamics & Control  
By Robert L. Clark / Willliam R. Saunders & Gary P. Gibbs, ISBN 0-471-12262-9 This book covers the key concepts and practical issues involved in translatingmuch of the theory of adaptive structures into real-world hardware. Thematerial emphasizes the integration of control strategies, transductiondevice dynamics, and spatial signal processing through novel sensing methodsand actuator configurations.
Submitted: Dec 24, 2003
Thermal Quadrupoles: Solving the Heat Equation through Integral Transforms  
By Denis Maillet, Stéphane André, Jean Christophe Batsale, Alain Degiovanni & Christian Moyne. Written for mechanical engineering graduate students and practicing engineers, this book discusses a method for modeling and calculating heat transfer and other thermal characteristics. MATLAB is used to solve example application problems.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
An Introduction to Random Vibrations, Spectral & Wavelet Analysis, 3e  
By D.E. Newland, ISBN 0-582-21584-6 This text is designed for senior-level undergraduate students in engineeringand the applied sciences, and for postgraduate students studying vibrationand signal analysis. It may also be used as a reference by engineers doingwavelet analysis. A major development in vibration analysis, the wavelettransform is a new method of signal decomposition introduced in this text.Material from the second edition on random vibrations and spectral analysisis included, as well as a new chapter on wavelet analysis. Basic theoryis thoroughly described and illustrated, and computer algorithms are explainedand supported by examples and problem sets.
Submitted: Dec 24, 2003
Computer Applications in Mechanics of Materials Using MATLAB  
By Louis H. Turcotte & Howard B. Wilson, ISBN 0-13-749060-7 This junior/senior level text presents basic and intermediate programmingtechniques that are commonly employed when solving engineering problems.Concepts covered include the process of decomposing and structuring aproblem so that its solution can be efficiently implemented using a computer,the usefulness of graphics in the interpretation of results generatedby computer analysis, the benefits of learning how to structure a problemto automatically generate the coefficients of a set of simultaneous equations,the use of simple iterative methods to solve problems, and the need tobe aware of the potential for numerical errors that are a result of thenumerical solution strategy. A thorough grounding in ideas of Euclideangeometry, mechanics of materials, and differential and integral calculusis essential to understand many of the topics. Throughout this book, MATLABis used to solve various problems encountered in mechanics of materials.CompanionSoftware: The authors have developed a set of MA
Submitted: Dec 24, 2003
Design of Machinery, 3e: An Introduction to the Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms and Machines  
By Robert L. Norton. Written for junior-level mechanical engineering students, this text provides a conceptual foundation for the kinematics and dynamics of machinery, while emphasizing the design aspects of mechanisms. Numerous industry examples and illustrations are included throughout the text.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
By Dan Necsulescu. Written for senior-level undergraduate courses in mechatronics, this book provides a modern treatment of the computer-based mixed systems integration. The book covers fundamental topics starting with the physical properties, continuing with mathematical modeling and computer simulation, and ending with applications illustrated by numerically and experimentally generated results.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
Intermediate Dynamics: Complemented with Simulations and Animations  
Written for intermediate-level courses in dynamics, this book presents a systematic methodology for formulating and analyzing dynamics problems. This text can be used in courses for mechanical engineering, aeronautical/aerospace engineering, and mechanics majors.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
Theory and Design for Mechnical Measurements, 3e  
Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate levels, this textbook provides an in-depth introduction to the theory of engineering measurements, measurement system performance, and instrumentation. It offers an extended discussion of sampling concepts, analog-to-digital interfacing, signal conditioning and data acquisition. MATLAB M-files are used to interactively examine the effects of changes in the sampling rate for digital data aqcuisition, time constants for first-order systems, and other parameters of interest.
Submitted: Dec 17, 2000
Control Software for Mechanical Systems: Object-Oriented Design in a Real-Time World  
By D.M. Auslander, J.R. Ridgely & J.D. Ringgenberg. Written for undergraduate- and graduate-level mechanical engineering students, this book discusses the design and implementation of real-time software for the control of mechanical systems. Topics covered include mechatronics, tasks, state transition logic, character-based and graphical operator interfaces, distributed control, and java for control system software. MATLAB is used to solve example problems.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004
Electromechanical Systems, Electric Machines, and Applied Mechatronics  
By Sergey E. Lyshevski. ISBN 0-8493-2275-8. Written for students and practicing engineers, this book presents the theory of electromechanical systems while developing strong problem-solving skills. The book focuses on simulation, using Simulink, as an important part of developing and prototyping advanced systems. An introduction to MATLAB and Simulink is provided in the first chapter. In additon, MATLAB, Simulink, and the Symbolic Math Toolbox are used to solve examples throughout the book.
Submitted: Apr 26, 2002
MATLAB for Photomechanics: A Primer  
By A.K. Asundi. Written for students and researchers, this book is designed to get the reader started quickly with the use of optics in mechanics problems. MATLAB is introduced early in the book, and used throughout to support the theory presented.
Submitted: Feb 20, 2004

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