MECH 7503 - Mechanical Vibrations, 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): MECH 5334 with D or better and MATH 6114 with D or better
The course initially develops a foundation in analyzing elementary single and two degree of freedom systems subjected to natural and various types of forced motion. Using this foundation, multi-degree of freedom systems are investigated for both natural and forced motion. Modeling, damping, resonance, force transmissibility and modal analysis are discussed. Emphasis is placed on practical vibrations problems in several engineering fields. In-class demonstrations supplement the theory development.