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EM3511: DYNAMICS 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Nov 2017 16:35


Course Overview

This course introduces the theory of dynamics and the vibration of single and multi-degree of freedom systems, and dynamics of rotating and reciprocating machinery.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ekaterina Pavlovskaia

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course commences with an overview of the dynamics of a particle and of general planar kinematics and dynamics before proceeding to a review of the free and forced vibration response of a linear single degree of freedom system. An introduction to the vibration of systems with two or more degrees of freedom follows, including natural frequencies and mode shapes, principal co-ordinates and calculation of the forced response using the impedance method. Then the dynamic forces and moments associated with rotating and reciprocating machinery are examined. The design of a passive vibration absorber and testing in the laboratory are included the course. Matlab is used for calculations of dynamic responses and natural frequencies and mode shapes.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students following an Honours degree programme in Engineering.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical)

Contact Teaching Time

50 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

 

1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination paper (70%) and continuous assessment (30%).

Resit: 1 two hour written examination paper (70%) with previous mark for in-course assessment standing.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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