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Handbook on Stiffness & Damping in Mechanical Design

Eugene I. Rivin
Eugene I. Rivin
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Stiffness is the capacity of a mechanical system to sustain external loads without excessive changes of its geometry (deformations). It is one of the most important design criteria for mechanical components and systems. While strength is considered the most important design criterion, there are many cases when stresses in components and their connections are significantly below the allowable levels, and dimensions as well as performance characteristics of mechanical systems and their components are determined by stiffness requirements. Typical examples of such mechanical systems are aircraft wings and frames and beds of production machinery (machine tools, presses, etc.), in which stresses...

1.1 Basic Notions
1.1.1 Stiffness
1.1.2 Damping
1.2 Influence of Stiffness and Damping on Strength and Length of Service
1.2.1 Influence of Stiffness on Uniformity of Stress Distribution
1.2.2 Influence of Stiffness and Damping on Vibration/Dynamics
1.3 Negative Stiffness and Damping
1.3.1 Elastic Instability
1.3.2 Stick-Slip
1.3.3 Mechanical Linkages
1.3.4 Mechanisms with Nonlinear Position Functions
1.3.5 Electromechanical Systems
1.3.6 Stiffness and Damping of Cutting Process
1.3.6a Influence of Machining System Stiffness and Damping on Accuracy and Productivity
1.4 Stiffness and Damping of Some Widely Used Materials
1.5 General Comments on Stiffness in Mechanical Design
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