Vibration of Complex Mechanical Systems

ENG ME 515

Introductory course in mechanical vibrations for graduate students and for undergraduate students with substantial mastery of core undergraduate subjects in mechanics and mathematics. Course includes an elementary introduction to applicable concepts in linear algebra. Potential and kinetic energy functions of single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Matrix formulations of forced vibrations of linear systems. Natural frequencies, resonance, and forced vibration response. Natural modes and mode shapes. Rayleigh's principle. Rayleigh's dissipation function, transient and forced responses of damped vibrations. Random excitation of vibrations. Impedance matrix. O'Hara-Cunniff theorem, modal masses, modal analysis. Vibrations of simple continuous systems such as strings, beams, rods, and torsional shafts. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to ENG ME 441.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 McDaniel TR 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Mts w/ENG ME515

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
DL McDaniel TR 4:00 pm-6:00 pm WebReg Restricted
Stamped Approval
Mts w/ENG ME515

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