1. Fundamentals of Machine Vibration and Classical Solutions

  1. John Vance,
  2. Fouad Zeidan and
  3. Brian Murphy

Published Online: 3 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470903704.ch1

Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics

Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics

How to Cite

Vance, J., Zeidan, F. and Murphy, B. (2010) Fundamentals of Machine Vibration and Classical Solutions, in Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470903704.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471462132

Online ISBN: 9780470903704



  • fundamentals - machine vibration, classical solutions;
  • vibration sources - inertia of moving parts;
  • reducing vibration - tuning, absorption, isolation, damping, stiffening;
  • Von Karman vortices - oscillating air eddies;
  • unstable vibration - rotating machinery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Main Sources of Vibration in Machinery

  • The Single Degree of Freedom (SDOF) Model

  • Using Simple Models for Analysis and Diagnostics

  • Six Techniques for Solving Vibration Problems with Forced Excitation

  • Some Examples with Forced Excitation

  • Some Observations about Modeling

  • Unstable Vibration

  • References

  • Exercises