Undergraduate Course: Dynamics 3 (MECE09008)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is designed to allow students to achieve competence in the methods of dynamic analysis for lumped parameter linear systems, covering dynamic response and vibration analysis and, their uses in engineering applications.
Many human activities involve mechanical vibrations in different forms. The course provides the tools for evaluating oscillations of real-world mechanical systems. We will investigate rigid body (lumped parameter) linear systems where the dynamic behaviour can be described using one or more spatial coordinates (single and multiple degrees of freedom systems). Students will be able to write the equation of motions of freely vibrating systems or under external exciting force in order to evaluate displacements, frequencies of oscillation, force transmitted and modes of vibration. We will be looking at issues arising from mechanical oscillations in real-world systems (i.e., IC engines, shafts, bridges and high-rise buildings) and devise solutions to minimise (or maximise!) mechanical vibrations. MATLAB will be used as additional and powerful tool to facilitate the procedure to investigate the mechanical oscillations of the studied systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Dynamics 2 (MECE08009)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the terminology relevant to mechanical oscillations.
- Derive the mathematical models for describing single and multi-degree of freedom lumped parameter linear systems under different excitation conditions.
- Analyse and characterise the response of the systems for free vibration, steady-state harmonic vibration, and transient response under shocks.
- Describe, examine and evaluate shaft/rotor whirling, vibration absorbers and out-of-balance in IC engines and assess balancing procedures.
- Use numerical software (MATLAB) to determine the dynamic response of multi-degree of freedom systems.
|Highly recommended (also for Dynamics 4):|
Singiresu S. Rao, "Mechanical Vibrations", 5th edition in SI units, Pearson
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tutorials are on Tue 12:10-13:00 or Tue 16:10-17:00.
|Keywords||Mechanical oscillations,equation of motion,degrees of freedom,damping,vibrations
|Course organiser||Dr Enrico Mastropaolo
Tel: (0131 6)50 5651
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Yuille
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073