University of Technology Sydney

48601 Mechanical Vibration and Measurement

6cp; Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 48640 Machine Dynamics AND 48660 Dynamics and Control
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Students are expected to have a well-established understanding of the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Students should also have a fundamental understanding of theories pertaining to the vibration of damped and undamped single degree of freedom systems and undamped two degree of freedom systems.

Field of practice: Mechanical Engineering program



This subject builds upon the fundamentals of mechanical system dynamics and introduces advanced topics in vibration analysis and measurement, and their applications to real engineering problems. Students are introduced to advanced topics in rigid and flexible body modelling and analysis of mechanical systems with both analytical, numerical and experimental approaches. Laboratory and project work forms a significant proportion of in-class activities, in which students become proficient in the techniques of data acquisition, vibration testing, measurement, and signal processing. Experimental results are used for modelling the dynamic characteristics of physical systems, and for testing the performance of vibration control and monitoring systems. Case studies are used to show that practical applications to technical engineering problems also need to be considered within a wider social or commercial context.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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