The subject of random vibrations of elastic systems has gained, over the past decades, great importance, specifically due to its relevance to technical problems in hydro- and aero-mechanics. Such problems involve aircraft, rockets and oil-drilling platforms; elastic vibrations of structures caused by acoustic radiation of a jet stream and by seismic disturbances must also be included. Appli- cations of the theory of random vibrations are indeed numerous and the development of this theory poses a challenge to mathematicians, mechanicists and engineers. Therefore, a book on random vibrations by a leading authority such as Dr. V.V. Bolotin must be very welcome to anybody working in this field. It is not surprising that efforts were soon made to have the book translated into English. With pleasure I acknowledge the co-operation of the very competent translater, I Shenkman; of Mrs. C. Jones, who typeJ the first draft; and of Th. Brunsting, P. Keskikiikonen and R. Piche, who read it and suggested where required, corrections and changes. I express my gratitude to Martinus Nijhoff Publishers BV for entrust- ing me with the task of editing the English translation, and to F.J. van Drunen, publishers of N. Nijhoff Publishers BV, who so kindly supported my endeavours. Special acknowledgement is due to Mrs. L. Strouth, Solid Mechanics Division, University of Waterloo, for her competent and efficient preparation of the final manuscript.
Number of pages: 468
Weight: 758 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1984
`...masterly monograph... For some working in the field this book is a joy to read. ... For any serious researcher in random vibration, this is a book well worth reading and returning to from time to time.' Journal of Applied Mechanics, 52 (1985)
`...excellent and orderly manner in which the material of this book is presented throughout. ... This book is graduate level, well written, and potentially useful to any engineer or scientist working in fields involving random vibrations of elastic systems.' Applied Mechanics Reviews, 38 (1985)