This highly accessible book provides analytical methods and guidelines for solving vibration problems in industrial plants and demonstrates their practical use through case histories from the author's personal experience in the mechanical engineering industry. It takes a simple, analytical approach to the subject, placing emphasis on practical applicability over theory, and covers both fixed and rotating equipment, as well as pressure vessels. It is an ideal guide for readers with diverse experience, ranging from undergraduate students to mechanics and professional engineers. Detailed case studies demonstrate the steps needed to solve industrial vibration and metal fatigue problems Emphasizing simple practical approaches, this book sets forth the analytical methods and guidelines needed to both detect and solve a broad range of vibration and metal fatigue problems that arise in industrial plants. In addition to clear explanations of the underlying theory and techniques, the book features more than seventy detailed case histories based on the author's forty-five years of industrial experience. These case histories help readers better understand how vibration and metal fatigue problems arise as well as how they are solved by using the analytical methods and techniques set forth in the book. 'Case Histories in Vibration and Metal Fatigue for the Practicing Engineer' examines both fixed and rotating equipment as well as pressure vessels. It not only presents the tools needed to accurately measure vibration, it also provides the information needed to eliminate the problem permanently. Key areas of coverage include: Frequency, amplitude, and off-resonant calculations Linear, torsional, and fluid-induced vibrations Measurement methods and interpretation Rotor dynamics Metal fatigue and cyclic vibrational forces Nonlinear, transient, and self-excited vibrations Acoustically induced vibrations Metal fatigue failures and their impact Written for the practicing engineer, this book provides the core tools needed to detect and troubleshoot industrial vibration and metal fatigue problems as effectively and efficiently as possible, all based on the latest research and industry standards and practices. Moreover, the book provides the guidance needed to ensure that once the problem is solved, it does not recur.