Palazzolo publishes book on vibration-related topics

Palazzolo1Dr. Alan Palazzolo, TEES Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently published a book, Vibration Theory and Applications with Finite Elements and Active Vibration Control.

The book provides extensive coverage of vibration-related topics with particular emphasis on the three basic areas of modeling, analysis and applications. Palazzolo recognizes that a thorough understanding of mathematical and modeling techniques is essential before progressing to methods of analysis, and there is a complete section covering the relevant math and programming techniques in MATLAB and MAPLE.

By using a wide range of practical examples and exercises, Palazzolo demonstrates how the math relates to engineering and its applications, connecting theory to engineering practice and problem solving. 

Palazzolo has taught classes and led research focused in the area of vibration theory. These topics include failure models, kinematics and modeling, unstable vibrating systems, rotordynamics and finite element methods utilizing truss, beam, plate and solid elements.

The book provides the modeling skills and knowledge required for modern engineering practice, plus the tools needed to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems effectively, including symbolic math codes.

The book is currently available for purchase and can be found here.