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EM3511: DYNAMICS 1 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

 

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

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.

There will be revision lectures dedicated solely to feedback on sample exam paper questions at various times throughout the course.

Students requesting feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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