Harris' Shock and Vibration Handbook

  • 34h 12m
  • Allan G. Piersol, Cyril M. Harris
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2002

Here is the classic work on shock and vibration--expanded and updated to incorporate the latest advances, theories, and materials--and the only book you'll ever need on the subject.

Written by a team of hands-on internationally recognized experts, Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook logically covers three major subject areas:

  • The basic theory of shock and vibration
  • Measurement, testing, design, and control methodologies
  • Practical applications of theory

This new Fifth Edition has been completely revised to provide coverage of critical topics such as:

  • Application of computers to shock and vibration problems
  • Recent advances in the analysis of vibration data
  • The use of composite materials
  • High-intensity sound-induced vibration
  • Protection against injuries from shock and vibration
  • Design of equipment for shock and vibration environments
  • And much more!

Invaluable to engineers specializing in mechanical, aeronautical, acoustical, civil, electrical, and transportation engineering, Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook is a valuable guide to the solution of shock and vibration problems.

About the Editors

Cyril M. Harris, one of the world's leading authorities on shock, vibration, and noise control, currently lectures at Columbia University where he is the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Harris has received many honors for his scientific and engineering achievements, including membership in both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He has been the recipient of the Gold Medal and the Sabine Medal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Gold Medal of the Audio Engineering Society, and the A.I.A. Medal of the American Institute of Architects.

He received his Ph.D. degree in physics from M.I. T. and has been awarded honorary doctorates by Northwestern University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Among books written or edited by Dr. Harris are the following McGraw-Hill publications: Handbook of Acoustical Measurements and Noise Control, Third Edition (1991); Noise Control in Buildings (1994); Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, Third Edition (2000); and Handbook of Utilities and Services for Buildings (1990).

Allan G. Piersol is a professional engineer in private practice specializing in the analysis of and design for shock, vibration, and acoustical environments. He received an M.S. degree in engineering from UCLA and is licensed in both mechanical and safety engineering. Mr. Piersol is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, and a recipient of the latter organization's Irvin Vigness Memorial Award. He is the co-author with Julius S. Bendat of several books published by John Wiley & Sons, the most recent being Engineering Applications of Correlation and Spectral Analysis, Second Edition (1993), and Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures, Third Edition (2000). He is also a co-author of NASA-HDBK-7005, Dynamic Environmental Criteria (2001), and a contributor to numerous other engineering handbooks.

In this Book

  • Introduction to the Handbook
  • Basic Vibration Theory
  • Vibration of a Resiliently Supported Rigid Body
  • Nonlinear Vibration
  • Self-Excited Vibration
  • Dynamic Vibration Absorbers and Auxiliary Mass Dampers
  • Vibration of Systems Having Distributed Mass and Elasticity
  • Transient Response to Step and Pulse Functions
  • Effects of Impact on Structures
  • Mechanical Impedance
  • Statistical Methods for Analyzing Vibrating Systems
  • Vibration Transducers
  • Vibration Measurement Instrumentation
  • Vibration Analyzers and Their Use
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Condition Monitoring of Machinery
  • Strain-Gage Instrumentation
  • Calibration of Pickups
  • Shock and Vibration Standards
  • Test Criteria and Specifications
  • Experimental Modal Analysis
  • Concepts in Vibration Data Analysis
  • Concepts in Shock Data Analysis
  • Vibration of Structures Induced by Ground Motion
  • Vibration Testing Machines
  • Shock Testing Machines
  • Pyroshock Testing
  • Application of Digital Computers
  • Matrix Methods of Analysis
  • Finite Element Models
  • Vibration of Structures Induced by Fluid Flow
  • Vibration of Structures Induced by Wind
  • Vibration of Structures Induced by Sound
  • Theory of Vibration Isolation
  • Theory of Shock Isolation
  • Shock and Vibration Isolators and Isolation Systems
  • Mechanical Properties of Rubber
  • Engineering Properties of Metals
  • Engineering Properties of Composites
  • Material Damping and Slip Damping
  • Applied Damping Treatments
  • Torsional Vibration in Reciprocating and Rotating Machines
  • Balancing of Rotating Machinery
  • Shaft Misalignment of Rotating Machinery
  • Machine-Tool Vibration
  • Equipment Design
  • Effects of Shock and Vibration on Humans