Vibrations of Power Plant Machines

A Guide for Recognition of Problems and Troubleshooting

  • Franz Herz
  • Rainer Nordmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Franz Herz, Rainer Nordmann
    Pages 1-28
  3. Franz Herz, Rainer Nordmann
    Pages 29-45
  4. Franz Herz, Rainer Nordmann
    Pages 47-228
  5. Franz Herz, Rainer Nordmann
    Pages 229-243
  6. Franz Herz, Rainer Nordmann
    Pages 245-248
  7. Franz Herz, Rainer Nordmann
    Pages 249-249
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-251

About this book


This book offers professionals working at power plants guidelines and best practices for vibration problems, in order to help them identify the respective problem, grasp it, and successfully solve it. The book provides very little theoretical information (which is readily available in the existing literature) and doesn’t assume that readers have an extensive mathematical background; rather, it presents a range of well-documented, real-world case studies and examples drawn from the authors’ 50 years of experience at jobsites. Vibration problems don’t crop up very often, thanks to good maintenance and support, but if and when they do, most power plants have very little experience in assessing and solving them. Accordingly, the case studies discussed here will equip power plant engineers to quickly evaluate the vibration problem at hand (by deciding whether the machine is at risk or can continue operating) and find a practical solution.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Franz Herz
    • 1
  • Rainer Nordmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Energy Consulting GroupWohlenschwilSwitzerland
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBFDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37343-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37344-3
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