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The Science and Engineering of Mechanical Shock

Authors: Sisemore, Carl, Babuska, Vit

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  • Presents mechanical shock from a structural dynamics perspective
  • Adopts a flexible structure supporting use as a reference for practicing engineers as well as a textbook for students of mechanical shock
  • Sheds light on less common and less well-understood spectra techniques, energy spectra methods, and non-spectral methods 
  • Maximizes reader understanding of multi-degree-of-freedom shock spectra and multi-degree-of-freedom testing
  • Facilitates easy implementation computational analysis with algorithms and pseudo-code
  • Includes the history of mechanical shock analysis and testing up to the present
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This book fills a unique position in the literature as a dedicated mechanical shock analysis book. Because shock events can be extremely damaging, mechanical shock is an important topic for engineers to understand. This book provides the reader with the tools needed to quantitatively describe shock environments and their damage potential on aerospace, civil, naval and mechanical systems. The authors include the relevant history of how shock testing and analysis came to its current state and a discussion of the different types of shock environments typically experienced by systems. Development of single-degree-of-freedom theory and the theory of the shock response spectra are covered, consistent with treatment of shock spectra theory in the literature. 
What is unique is the expansion to other types of spectra including less common types of shock spectra and energy spectra methods using fundamental principles of structural dynamics. In addition, non-spectral methods are discussed with their applications. Non-spectral methods are almost completely absent from the current books on mechanical shock. Multi-degree-of-freedom shock spectra and multi-degree-of-freedom testing are discussed and the theory is developed. Addressing an emerging field for laboratory shock testing, the authors bring together information currently available only in journals and conference publications. 
The volume is ideal for engineers, structural designers, and structural materials fabricators needing a foundation to practically analyze shock environments and understand their role in structural design.

About the authors

Dr. Vit Babuška is an Aerospace Engineer and Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has worked since 2005. His current work addresses shock environments and structural mechanics model validation for shock loadings. Dr. Babuška’s experience spans environmental test including vibration and shock testing and requirements specification, structural dynamics, system identification and control of spacecraft systems, and signal processing. He has worked on various spaceflight programs and spacecraft R&D projects during his career.  He earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 1993 from The University of Texas at Austin. 
Dr. Carl Sisemore is a Mechanical Engineer and Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has worked since 2014. His current work focuses on shock and vibration test specification development and analysis of shock and vibration test data. In addition, he has co-lead the shock margin assessment research project on Energy Spectra and mechanical shock. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 2001

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-12103-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12102-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science and Engineering of Mechanical Shock
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12103-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12103-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12102-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 362
Number of Illustrations
202 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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