An Overview of Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery

  • Osami MatsushitaEmail author
  • Masato Tanaka
  • Masao Kobayashi
  • Patrick Keogh
  • Hiroshi Kanki
Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI)


This book aims to explain various phenomena and mechanisms of vibrations in rotating machinery based on theory and field experiences. It also aims to help engineers in carrying out diagnosis and in implementing countermeasures for various vibration problems in the field. It is normally easy to know the condition of machinery by means of measurement of vibrations and/or noise. However, it is rather difficult to interpret the observed phenomena correctly, derive real causes of the problems, and ascertain effective countermeasures, because a sufficient knowledge of case studies is needed. This chapter provides an overview of vibration problems in rotating machinery and general approaches for the countermeasures, and is intended to be helpful in solving vibration problems at the front line. Condition monitoring of a machine and vibration diagnostics including relevant ISO standards are illustrated. Case studies of vibration problems and the countermeasures in excess of 1000 cases, which have been collected until now by the Vibration Database (v_BASE) Committee under the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), are also referred to in this chapter.


Rotor Bearing Stator Vibration model Vibration problems Case study Forced vibration Self-excited vibration ISO Standard Condition monitoring Vibration diagnostics Causal relationship matrix v_BASE database 

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© Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Osami Matsushita
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masato Tanaka
    • 2
  • Masao Kobayashi
    • 3
  • Patrick Keogh
    • 4
  • Hiroshi Kanki
    • 5
  1. 1.The National Defense AcademyYokosukaJapan
  2. 2.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.IHI CorporationYokohamaJapan
  4. 4.University of BathBathUK
  5. 5.Kobe UniversityKobeJapan

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