Aug. 5, 2016
The first two titles published under the co-branded Wiley-ASME Press Series in Mechanical Engineering imprint were recently issued. The new books — Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations and Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems — are now available in both digital and print editions.
The new books are a result of an agreement ASME signed with technical publisher John Wiley & Sons last year to jointly develop and publish a collection of mechanical engineering books. The two organizations plan to publish up to 10 new titles per year under the Wiley-ASME Press Series imprint.
The first book in the series, Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems by Cho W.S. To, is an introductory textbook focusing on the dynamics and controls of engineering systems, with a special emphasis on mechanical engineering systems. The 272-page book, which is arranged in lecture note format, covers the modeling, formulation and dynamic behaviors of various mechanical dynamic engineering systems as well as the theory of feedback control and modern control. Topics covered in the book’s 12 chapters include dynamic behaviors of hydraulic, pneumatic and oscillatory systems; formulation and dynamic behavior of thermal and electrical systems; dynamic characteristics of transducers; fundamentals of control systems; analysis of control systems; and graphical models for control systems.
Print copies of Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems, which ASME members can purchase for the discounted price of $96 each, can be ordered through the Wiley website at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111893492X.html. It can also be purchased as an eBook through the ASME Digital Collection.
The second new title, Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations, provides readers with an introduction to the fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for engineers and engineering students. The 480-page book, which was written by Liang-Wu Cai, covers five key topics, beginning with a chapter that familiarizes readers with the use of Lagrangian dynamics to obtain the governing equations for a system. Subsequent chapters address the following subjects: mathematical tools for vibration analyses of single degree-of-freedom (single-DOF) systems; lumped-parameter models for simple engineering structures; vibrations of multiple-degree-of-freedom (multi-DOF) systems; and vibration analyses using finite element analysis.
Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations is available to ASME members for $104. Print copies of the book can be purchased on the Wiley website at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111905012X.html. The title can also be purchased as an eBook through the ASME Digital Collection.
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