Development of computer software for solving vibration problems
Ndyabawe, George William
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Microcomputer software programs for IBM Personal Computer XT are developed and presented for solving vibration engineering problems. Problems of whirling of multiloaded simply supported continuous beams, response of spring-damper-mass model to various excitation forces, and torsional vibration of shafts for both one-end-fixed and free-ends torsional systems are analysed and solved.The software is intended for teaching purposes in vibration engineering using microcomputer technology. Developed in FORTRAN 77 the software is conversational in style and easy to use. The student solves problems with minimum effort by simply responding to program prompts as to which data should be entered and how to proceed to solutions. Furthermore, the software will be available to practising engineers for tackling related vibration engineering problems. As control, sample problem solutions f rorn standard t.ext book s like McCallion [16J, Hannah et al  and available software BEAMS, Sebbowa et al ~2J are used to test the validity of the product ~oftware VIPRO which produces the predicted correct results.