Vibration Analysis of Continuous Systems

  • Jorge Angeles
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The continuum is an abstraction that finds extensive applications in mechanics, for it serves to model many mechanical systems, such as fluids and structural elements of the most complex shapes. In fact, all mechanical systems encountered by the engineer are most accurately modeled by continua, but, in some instances, the type of motion most likely to occur is describable by a finite set of independent generalized variables.


Orthogonality Condition Natural Mode Torsional Vibration Transverse Vibration Flexural Rigidity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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