Wave Propagation in Structures: Spectral Analysis Using Fast Discrete Fourier Transforms / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
This book introduces spectral analysis as a means of investigating wave propagation and transient oscillations in structures. After developing the foundations of spectral analysis and the fast Fourier transform algorithm, the book provides a thorough treatment of waves in rods, beams, and plates, and introduces a novel matrix method for analysing complex structures as a collection of waveguides. The presentation includes an introduction to higher-order structural theories, the results of many experimental studies, practical applications, and source-code listings for many programs. An extensive bibliography provides an entry to the research literature. Intended as a textbook for graduate students of aerospace or mechanical engineering, the book will also be of interest to practising engineers in these and related disciplines.
Table of Contents
Preface; Notation; Introduction 1. Spectral Analysis of Wave Motion 2. Longitudinal Waves in Rods 3. Flxural Waves in Beams 4. Higher Order Waveguides 5. The Spectrual Element Method 6. Waves in Thin Plates 7. Structure/Fluid Interaction 8. Thin-Walled Structures Afterword; Bessel Functions; Index