Energy Methods

  • J. S. Rao
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 20)


The fundamental principle in Physics is that the energy in the Universe is conserved; it can change in form but cannot be created or destroyed. Energy can be in various forms, important of these forms for vibration and rotor dynamics study is kinetic energy and potential energy (strain energy). In freely vibrating systems, these energies keep continuously change in these forms thus producing oscillatory motion for the mass.


Virtual Work Energy Method Virtual Displacement Ritz Method High Order Theory 
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