Originally published in 1958, this book was primarily written to provide information on torsional vibration for the design and development departments of engineering companies, although it was also intended to serve students of the subject. For the engine designer, the recommended formulae, graphical procedures, numerical examples and tabulated values are given, followed by remarks regarding the limitations of each method and its mathematical derivation. For the development engineer, descriptions of test procedures, rigs and instrumentation are given in detail, together with remarks regarding precautions against possible sources of error, and the order of accuracy to be expected in test results. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in torsional vibration and the development of engineering practice.
Foreword; Scope of handbook; Introductory note on dimensions and units; Tables of physical constants; Part I. Preliminary Calculations and Measurements: 1. Moments of inertia; 2. Stiffness; 3. Natural frequency calculation; Part II. Evaluation and Prediction of Torsional Vibration Stresses: 1. Tangential-pressure components due to gas pressure and inertia; 2. Phase-angle diagrams and phase vector sums; 3. Evaluation of stresses from vibration measurements; 4. Prediction of vibration amplitudes and stresses; 5. Recommendations, rules and guidance noted of classification societies regarding permissible torsional vibration stresses; Part III. Design and Operation of Various Devices for Limiting Vibration: 1. The tuning disk without damping; 2. The tuning disk with damping; 3. The untuned viscous-shear damper; 4. Slipping-torque type dampers; 5. Pendulum detuners; 6. Further types of dampers and detuners; Part IV. Instrumentation: 1. Equipment for the measurement of torsional vibration amplitudes; 2. Equipment for the measurement of vibratory strains; Index.
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